Although the policy entailed a heavy domestic subsidy cost, it lowered the prices for this milk class to create incentives to produce domestic ultra-filtered milk and better compete with U.S.-produced imports. Although still labeled a temporary program, the 4M milk class was extended to run until early 2017 with no termination date. Agropur, a major Canadian cooperative owned by Quebec-based farmers with holdings including cheese and whey operations in the U.S., stated in May 2016 that it would cease to import any ultra-filtered milk sourced from the United States. Meanwhile, dairy production in Canada increases. The U.S. dairy industry argued that the policy violated Nafta by creating incentives for Canadian processors to Canada|Gym Chalk use local supplies, effectively blocking U.S. dairy exports , and directly causing a glut of U.S. milk supplies. Yet the Canadian dairy industry, in defending its milk reclassification policy, indicated the product was duty-free, quota-free, did not impose any import taxes, and thus did not break any import rules. Trump's advisers are deeply divided over how aggressively to erect trade barriers. This dispute, nevertheless, is oddly bridging traditional party lines and creating an unusual alliance between Trump; New York's Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, and its senator, Chuck Schumer;Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker; and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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