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Trump Promises to Look Into Canada's 'Unfair' Dairy Trade Practices

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He states that previous year, 15,000 Canadians applied for and received permanent residency in the USA while only 7,500 Americans sought and received the same in Canada.

Trudeau made his remarks prior to Trump's latest anti-Canadian invective, in which the US president again called out Canada - this time from the Oval Office - as "a disgrace" for hurting American dairy farmers.

Trump said this week he would make "some very big changes" to the NAFTA treaty with Canada and Mexico or "we are going to get rid of NAFTA for once and for all".

They also asked President Trump to direct US agencies to "examine a full range of tools that could be used immediately to impress upon Canada in a concrete way the importance of dependable two-way trade".

Trudeau signalled that he is optimistic he can persuade Trump, saying the US president is "unlike many politicians" and avoids the instinct to "stick with" a particular position.

In a joint letter, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) urged the administration to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to halt the new pricing policy and restore imports of the blocked U.S. products, specifically ultra-filtered milk.

"Rules, regulations, different things have changed - and our farmers in Wisconsin and New York State are being put out of business".

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Standing up for dairy farmers in Wisconsin "demands fair trade with all of our trading partners", Trump said, "and that includes Canada". Trump promised to work with Wisconsin's congressional delegation to get a solution after the governors of Wisconsin and NY urged him to take action. Trade between Canada and NY totaled $32.93 billion in goods and supported more than 500,000 jobs.

One of farmer Jay Lavery's dairy goats in his barn Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017 in Sharon Springs, NY. "We have such a long and fruitful history of trade with the United States". U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer visited Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Aurelius to speak out against the trade barriers.

They say the Trump administration plans to take steps to protect the integrity of the USA steel industry.

Some hope that President Donald Trump will renegotiate NAFTA, a promise he ran on during the 2016 campaign.

Adjusted for population, this means that Canadians are 20 times as likely to flee their home country as are Americans, so it seems that Canadians are using Trudeau's wide-open door policy to escape to the land of the courageous and the free.

The disruption is blamed on new policies in Canada created to push out United States imports, including milk.

Mullins said his company usually has to compete for new milk contracts, so taking on the extra milk is worth it in the short term.

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