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Canadian Dairy Conundrum
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Aug 6, 2015 02:27 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A lot of people pointed fingers at the giant red maple leaf late last week when Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations appeared to stall. While automobile exports to Japan remain an issue, Canada's long-standing supply management programs, particularly for dairy, also contribute to the gridlock delaying the 12-country trade deal.

High import tariffs and production controls regulating roughly 12,000 Canadian dairy farmers are now key to unlocking a trade deal that involves nearly 800 million people and more than 40% of global gross domestic product.

Agricultural exports among all 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are expected to grow about ...

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