WI Lawmaker on Milk Dispute

A Wisconsin lawmaker says Canadian officials
don’t appear to have a sense of urgency about helping dozens of Wisconsin dairy
farmers who face going out of business after a change in Canada’s domestic
pricing policy changed demand for milk from the U.S. Republican Senate Majority
Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a news release that he and other lawmakers
spoke to Canadian officials on a conference call Thursday. He says legislators
will continue to press the Canadians until they get a good explanation for the
change in policy. Grassland Dairy notified nearly 60 farms in Wisconsin this month that the company will
stop buying their milk on May 1st. According to state agriculture administrators, 44 of those farms still haven’t found alternative places to sell their milk.
President Trump has called Canada’s
actions “very unfair” and promised to work on a solution.