Canada to U.S. Dairy: This Is Not Our Fault

 Over the past few weeks much discussion in the dairy industry has centered on trade with Canada.  On April 1, dozens of farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota  were told by their processor that milk would no longer be picked up from their farm.

Over the past few weeks much discussion in the dairy industry has centered on trade with Canada. On April 1, dozens of farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota were told by their processor that milk would no longer be picked up from their farm.

“We don’t feel good about U.S. farms going out of business. But you know what? It’s not our responsibility. It’s your own responsibility, as a country, to manage your production,” said Isabelle Bouchard, director of government relations for the trade group Dairy Farmers of Canada. “We are a nation of 36 million people, less than the population of California. How do you expect us to (consume) your over-supply of milk when we already produce milk for our market?”