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IDFA’s Michael Dykes: Wisconsin’s dairy industry needs trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Jul 03, 2019

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, outlined the benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in a June 29 column published by the Wisconsin State Journal. Here is an excerpt.

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The United States and Mexico averted a major disruption in trade a few weeks ago by reaching an agreement to help stem migration at the southern border. On behalf of America’s dairy industry: Thank goodness!

"Mexico is the No. 1 market for many American-made and -grown products. Last year, we shipped $1.4 billion of milk, cheese, whey, ice cream and other dairy items to Mexico. But as this year has worn on, ongoing trade disputes with Mexico have begun to take a toll, biting into U.S. exports and squeezing American jobs."

Read the full column here.

 
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