By Terry Kovarik
Local dairy farmers say the benefits from the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement’s may not happen in time to save some family farms. The Trump Administration says the agreement opens Canadian and Mexican markets to U.S. dairy products and should boost milk prices by 2020. Greg Letter, a dairy farmer from Brussels, says that may be too long to wait for some farmers.
Letter says milk prices have stayed around the same level they were at in the 1970’s while the costs to produce milk has risen steadily.