Dairy Farmers of Canada says Canadian farmers and processors are among the most technologically advanced in the world, making significant investments in operations over the past decade.
However those business investments would halt if the market system that now is in place were opened or abandoned.
Manitoba farmers and DFC vice president David Wiens said giving up further market share would “make it very difficult for us to continue the growth and investment we’ve seen in the past several years. Opening to the U.S. market would be devastating.”
Processors and farmers would be less likely to modernize operations, Wiens said.