By Terry Kovarik
Local dairy farmers should expect higher prices for their milk, cheese and other products under the new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The new pact, which replaces NAFTA, would open markets for U.S. dairy products in Canada. It would eliminate a program that Canadian vendors used to sell certain dairy products in Canada and abroad. Kewaunee County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Aerica Bjurstrom says the new agreement is the right move for local farmers, though the benefits could be a while in coming.
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement also creates a list of cheese types that can be marketed and sold without restrictions in their respective countries.