Schumer joins officials working on US-Canada dairy dispute
April 23, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says he has spoken with President Trump about a U.S.-Canada trade dispute involving dairy products.
Schumer said he is working with the president, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other stakeholders to develop a plan to tackle the issue that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.
Canada recently changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that compete with the U.S. product.