There’s mixed farm reaction to the new trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
SaskMilk policy manager Joy Smith calls it a bad day for the dairy industry, saying Canadian dairy farmers feel betrayed by Ottawa.
She says concessions will cost the dairy industry in Canada hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity.
SARM president Ray Orb is also concerned about the dairy industry.
He wonders about the future of U.S. tariffs on steel for farm purchases like machinery and grain bins.
The federal government says compensation will be made to the supply-managed industries affected by the trade deal.
The president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers, Bill Huber, says the deal is good news for livestock producers.
Huber says the Canadian livestock industry relies heavily on cross-border trade.
APAS president Todd Lewis also welcomes the deal, but raises concern about the future of the dairy and poultry industries.