The President went to Wisconsin on Tuesday to discuss manufacturing and to sign a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order. The President also went on to “stand up” for U.S. dairy farmers from Wisconsin in regards to the trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over milk.
“We’re going to stand up for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin . . . And I’ve been reading about it. And I’ve been talking about it for a long time. And that demands, really, immediately fair trade with all of our trading partners and that includes Canada. Because in Canada some very unfair things have happened to our dairy farmers and others.”
One of the primary issues that have come about in our dairy dispute is the Canadian policy that makes it difficult for U.S. dairy processors to sell their ultra-filtered milk, which is used to make cheese, in Canada. Canada blames the U.S. for producing what they claim is “too much milk” in an already oversaturated market.
Trump stated his willingness to begin working on a solution to this problem with Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ron Johnson, and Speaker Paul Ryan.
Numerous farmers have suggested that if the President ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase larger amounts of dairy products, there’s a chance it could help reinvigorate the market and as a byproduct, positively affect the farmers.
The President continues to follow through on his “America first” campaign promise as he continues to work to stimulate internal job growth and look out for American workers.