U.S. dairy farmers and exporters are offering a united front against the latest trade threat out of Mexico – proposed new standards that could make it more difficult, and a lot more expensive, to ship hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cheese south of the border every year.
The U.S. has been in consultations with Canada since Dec. 9 over allegations that Canada has twisted its promises on dairy quotas created under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and now U.S. industry groups are pushing for quicker action.
A coordinating structure that was first established in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is diligently working to protect US food production and avoid potential COVID-19 disruptions in the food supply chain. It’s not been easy.
There’s a new team in place at the Renewable Fuels Association, as Geoff Cooper has formally replaced Bob Dinneen as the RFA’s president and CEO. Dinneen is staying with the organization as senior strategic advisor.