There were 9.2 billion litres of dairy production in Canada in 2019.

Dairy farmers look forward to CUSMA compensation

Federal agriculture minister says the funds will come, but no timeline has been set

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau again committed to offering compensation to dairy farmers as a result of the CUSMA (Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement) deal. She told an audience at the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) annual policy conference in Ottawa Feb. 4-6, that supply management is a “social contract” that needs protecting. Why it matters: Dairy […] Read more

The USMCA trade deal is poised to replace NAFTA, but ratification has stalled thanks in large part to existing U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Opinion: Hurdles remain for North American trade agreement

Capital Letters with Kelsey Johnson of iPolitics

Reading Time: 3 minutes The chance of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) being ratified before the next Canadian federal election has likely slumped after a new American commission report found the deal would have a moderate impact on the American economy. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its highly anticipated analysis of the pending trade agreement in mid […] Read more

Sugar beets are grown on more than 300 farms across Canada.

Some sweetness found in bitter USMCA deal?

Western sugar beet growers get more access to U.S. market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flying under the radar in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade is a small change in Canada’s access to the American sugar markets — something that the United States has historically guarded with protectionist policies. In a news release expressing disappointment with many of the concessions granted during trade talks, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture […] Read more

One of the new silos that have been erected at Gay Lea’s Teewater plant is hoisted. Processors made significant investments in dairy processing that could be put at risk with the new USMCA trade deal.

Dairy processors concerned about USMCA trade deal

Processors want compensation to be distributed differently than under CETA

Reading Time: 3 minutes The organization representing dairy processors says it is resolutely against the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal. The CEO of the lobby organization representing processors told Farmtario in early October that he “anxiously awaits the Canadian text to be published” containing the deal’s precise details. “Canada’s dairy processing industry is deeply disappointed […] Read more

The USMCA deal is only the first in what should be several steps by the Americans to smooth out the bombs they dropped in the form of tariffs into the global trading system.

Editorial: A trade deal that needed to be done

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s supply management system will go on, despite some cursory efforts by Americans to get rid of it during the recent North American trade talks. This should be the last trade agreement that Canadian supply managed sectors need to worry about. After Europe, Asia and Oceania and the United States, there aren’t many other dairy […] Read more


The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal to update NAFTA – renaming it the ‘United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’ – and keep it a trilateral pact with Mexico.

The USMCA details: What we know

Poultry market access will continue to grow over years. Dairy exports capped

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what we know so far on details for the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal. Most of these details are from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, which has posted information about the new deal. Dairy The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement allows 3.6 per cent more American access to the Canadian dairy […] Read more

Grains, hog farmers praise trade deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmers outside of supply managed commodities are praising the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to modernize NAFTA. Stability of markets is important for trading commodities and a completed North American trade deal will help remove concerns about potential change in the market. “This agreement ensures that the existing strong trade relationship between Canada, the U.S. and […] Read more

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement allows 3.6 per cent more American access to the Canadian dairy market.

DFC hits back at politicians over dairy losses in trade deal

The Dairy Farmers of Canada is expressing angry discontent at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is expressing its strong disappointment in the concessions given to the U.S. in the new USMCA trade agreement. “The announced concessions on dairy in the new USMCA deal demonstrates once again that the Canadian government is willing to sacrifice our domestic dairy production when it comes time to make a […] Read more


Dairy farmers and processors in Ontario will feel the impact of a new trade deal.

Trade deal kills Class 7, allows more U.S. milk access

Dairy pays heavy price for Canada to secure North American trade deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new North American trade deal agreement has been reached it and will have significant implications for Canadian dairy farmers. The deal, agreed upon last night, is now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. will be given 3.59 per cent access to the Canadian dairy market. That’s a significant loss for Canadian dairy, […] Read more