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How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a Canadian system that defiantly rejects the free market, and protects small farmers.
A cow is milked at a dairy farm in Granby, Quebec, Canada, last month. President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a Canadian system that defiantly rejects the free market, and protects small farmers. Source: Bloomberg

Recently, President Trump went on a small rampage against Canada for blocking imports of one particular type of milk from the United States.

The details of this particular dispute aren't that interesting or important. What is remarkable, though, is Canada's system for managing its dairy industry, which is the underlying cause of Trump's complaint. When it comes to milk, Canada rejects free markets, free trade, and the policy advice of most mainstream economists. And as a result, Canadian dairy farmers

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