Charles Schumer argue for an aggressive response to Canadian policies that would impede American milk product exports, the two powerful NY politicians found common ground.
Dairy pricing is a dispute that has appeared to bridge traditional USA party lines, creating an unlikely alliance between Trump, New York Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen.
The National Ingredient Strategy builds on Ontario's policies, which favor Canadian dairy products over those from America.
Trump took aim at Canada's dairy industry this week for creating a new lower-priced classification of milk product that he argues hurts US producers.
We commend Ambassador David MacNaughton and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for their support of supply management and the mutual benefit of the existing dairy trade with our USA partners.
Calling out Canada by name, Trump said that "very unfair things have happened" to dairy farmers in his country. "It is an unwise policy that violates our agreements and hurts our farmers, and we agreed to work together to immediately address the issue", Schumer said.
"What they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace".
Schumer said he is working with the president, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other stakeholders to develop a plan to tackle the issue that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and NY without a market for their product.