Washington has more than 450 dairy farms, with about 2,200 jobs created by of dairy exports.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Monday there will be some form of compensation for producers, but there are no details yet on how much or who will qualify. "We're giving up 10 per cent of our market to outsiders now", he said. "That to me really hurts".
"We're still doing an analysis", Jacobson said.
Also struck from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) - in essence, the new NAFTA - is a line that guaranteed a certain amount of oil would be shipped to the USA from Canada.
Washington dairy exports totaled $5.5 billion past year, with top markets in Mexico ($1.3 billion), Southeast Asia ($690 million), Canada ($636 million), China ($577 million) and South America ($291 million), according to a report by the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
During the protracted negotiations to finalize the deal, U.S. President Donald Trump had often criticized the 300-per-cent tariffs U.S. dairy farmers pay to export to Canada, and he threatened tariffs against Canadian-made vehicles exported to the U.S.
The Dairy Farmers of Canada, which released a statement from its president saying the deal "will have a dramatic impact" on the sector and farmers, can't answer if there will be any changes to consumer prices, wrote spokeswoman Lucie Boileau in an email. "There were no positives for the dairy farmers. They were the sacrificial lambs".
"It's probably not going to have any impact at all as far as saving farms", said Darin Von Rudin, a third-generation dairy producer and head of the Wisconsin Farmers Union.
Morneau pointed out the new deal means Canada is now the only country to have deals with all other G7 members, but work will continue to diversify trade with other nations.
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"The effect of it was, you got this uncertainty in the market between buyers and sellers where they don't know what the price of the product is going to be", he said.
Reports indicate that Canada agreed to increase the American access to about 3.25 per cent of the Canadian dairy market, the same amount awarded in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal earlier this year.
"It's dark days for the dairy industry", said Hargreaves.
If cheaper products than what's available in Canada come in on the wholesale market, said Mussell, grocers will just eat less of a loss on their dairy promotions or loss leaders.
He said market access - Canada's supply management system rigidly controls foreign exports to the Canadian market - has suffered significant hits in a series of recent trade deals.
Clarke Gourlay of Parksville' Morningstar Farms said the deal increases the insecurity of the industry.
"It seems like I've just been thrown under the bus", Ottawa farmer Peter Ruiter told CTV's Your Morning on Tuesday.
"Once again, dairy farmers again paid the price to conclude an worldwide trade agreement", it reads.
"The retailers will try to find the cheapest supply possible", he said.
Increasing the dairy access was a key demand by the US administration despite the fact the USA already imports about $500 million of milk products duty-free to Canada annually.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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