U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is demanding the Federal Government do more to protect the Central New York Dairy Sector from newly proposed trade barriers.
Schumer says Canada has threatened to slow the progress of the booming Central New York Dairy Industry by imposing limitations on imported milk products.
Schumer says the caps will hurt producers like Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Cayuga County and could negatively impact producers like Byrne Dairy here in Cortland and Onondaga County.
Schumer says dairy farmers in Central New York and throughout Upstate New York are becoming more and more reliant on the growing global market for the goods they produce.
Schumer is calling on the USTR and the USDA to work towards an agreement that would help U.S. dairy exports by ensuring that Canada and other foreign countries do not impose restrictive trade rules.