Governor Cuomo Calls On Canada to Resolve Potential Export Barriers to New York Milk Suppliers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced his opposition to proposed regulations that would create a barrier for New York’s dairy farmers exporting a key New York dairy product to Canada. In a letter to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, the Governor called on the Canadian Government to develop a national agreement that will mutually benefit trade across borders. If proposed provincial standards are implemented across Canada, they could result in a $50 million market loss for New York’s dairy industry.

‘New York’s dairy sector is an essential part of our agricultural industry, and these regulations could have devastating effects on our dairy farmers and their families,’ Governor Cuomo said. ‘I urge our Canadian neighbors to reconsider these potentially harmful regulations and to continue our courteous, mutually beneficial trade relations.’

The Governor’s letter coincided with the 25 Tri-National Agricultural Accord, held last week in the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. …