Tag: Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Quebec Premier says Canada should consider appeasing the U.S. on class 7 pricing system

In a statement that some people will consider a surprise, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard mentioned to Bloomberg that Canada may want to consider appeasing the U.S. by changing its class 7 pricing system. According to a story in the Financial Post the Premier said, “If that’s the main issue, let us see how we can… Read more »

“This is the only dairy system in the world that is thriving” – Graham Lloyd

There is an expectation that when the North American Free Trade Agreement talks resume as early as Monday, dairy access could be a higher priority in the talks. Recently, U.S. lawmakers wrote a letter to trade representative Robert Lighthizer to remind the administration of the desired changes to U.S. dairy access into Canada. In the… Read more »

The U.S. had increased dairy market access to Canada through TPP and they gave it up

Throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating rounds, groups like the United States Dairy Export Council have been lobbying for increased market access into Canada. The Americans are looking for the same kind of access that they enjoy with Mexico. This week we saw the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership… Read more »

AgriTalk — A Canadian invasion to discuss trade breakdown

RealAg’s Shaun Haney had the chance to be the guest host on AgriTalk, the leading U.S. agriculture radio program, filling in for Mike Adams on Thursday. With all the issues surrounding NAFTA, it was an opportunity for the American audience to hear the issues and opinions through a Canadian lens. Find other episodes of Agritalk… Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Ontario withdrawing promotional funding from Dairy Farmers of Canada

A disagreement between Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) over promotions and marketing has led the provincial group to withdraw its promotional funding from the national organization. DFO notified its members this week that it will not be sending funds for promotions and marketing to DFC as of January 1,… Read more »

Early Results: National Dairy Study Shows Herds Open, Livestock Moving

Dairy — milk, in particular — is facing big challenges from the likes of pop companies and juice manufacturers. They’ve marketed their way into the lunch buckets of Canadian children over the years, and taken hold. A study underway now by University of Guelph researchers has found milk is not considered cool by adolescents, one… Read more »

Want to help preserve and advance the family farm? Invest in research

Research is often seen as an investment in new technology development, in whirring instruments or the roar of equipment. That might make it easy to forget that new technology results from new knowledge. And knowledge is key to preserving and advancing modern family farms. That reminder comes courtesy of Mildmay, ON dairy farmer Ralph Dietrich. He’s the… Read more »