The American Dairy Coalition commends the efforts of President Donald Trump and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on their agreement to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. The removal of these tariffs is key in ending the retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. dairy products and clears the way for ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Retaliatory tariffs hit farmers at a time when the industry was already struggling with low milk prices and a lack of work force.
The American Dairy Coalition now urges House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on USMCA. Each day that this important agreement is not in place leads to more uncertainty in the dairy industry as we lose access to off-shore markets.
“The ongoing farm crisis transcends partisanship. It’s time for America’s farmers to contact their Congressional representatives — regardless of political affiliation — and let them know that enough is enough. It’s time to move forward,” says American Dairy Coalition Board President, Walt Moore.
Farmers need a path to stability. We need the ratification of the USMCA immediately