Ontario's provincial government conferred with Canadian dairy-farmer trade organizations, and together they made two changes to local-dairy production:
1) All domestic Canadian milk can now be sold at world-market prices, instead of at the fair-trade-style prices that had characterized Canadian dairy in recent decades.
2) Tariffs have been re-imposed upon Class 6 milk, which includes imported ultra-filtered milk (UFM). Such foodstuffs had been exempt from Canadian tariffs for several decades.
Hopefully, this helps readers -- and even WPR itself -- make sense of all the regulatory mumbo-jumbo being bandied-about!
However, the relative silence of Wisconsin trade groups on this issue raises a few questions:
What's the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) been doing during this fiasco?
Why haven't WMMB officials spoken to WPR about this??
Why isn't the UW-Extension doing anything to help???
Because if either organization wanted to prove its worth, -now- would be the time!
As for the market niche Wisconsin milk producers can leverage?
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