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Canada’s current agricultural supply management system—not worth fighting for

In one of his continuing stream of complaints and threats to dissolve NAFTA, President Trump recently took aim at Canada’s dairy industry stating that the U.S. can’t let Ottawa “take advantage” of the trade relationship, and that what Canada has done to U.S. dairy farm workers is a disgrace.As is typical, Trump’s hyperbolic complaints, in this case targeting Canada’s dairy supply management system, are short on details. While the focus of his concern is the broad set of supply management policies surrounding Canada’s dairy industry, including extremely high tariffs, the apparent impetus for his recent outburst is the rage expressed

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