OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - "Canadian dairy farmers took good note of Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to defend the dairy sector and the supply management system at the NAFTA table.
Dairy farmers and their families have already paid the price for Canada to enter into the CETA and CPTPP trade agreements, by opening the Canadian domestic market to other countries' dairy imports. These imported products displace Canadian products, so fewer Canadian dairy products are available for our Canadian consumers.
Canadian milk adheres to some of the highest standards for quality, animal care, and the environment, without the use of the artificial growth hormone rBST. Furthermore, these concessions weaken a sector that creates jobs and billions for our economy.
Canadians stand firmly behind our dairy farmers and their families. The Government supports a strong and vibrant dairy sector; it must ensure that dairy farmers and their families are not impacted negatively by the present negotiations."
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada's farmers. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy sector, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farming and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)
For further information: Lucie Boileau, Director of Communications, Lucie.Boileau@dfc-plc.ca, 613-220-1724