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Dairy Wars: Wisconsin Versus Canada in Milk-Pricing Policy Standoff

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WPR Rebuttal

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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?

Tune-in, or download, to find out about mastitic milk and why it matters!