Vermont dairy farmers hope trade deal opens new markets

October 1, 2018

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont dairy farmers are hopeful that a new trade deal with Canada will open new markets.

State officials say the new agreement is likely to be good for farmers, but WCAX-TV reports that farmers are reserving judgment until more details are available.

Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbets says the deal would give U.S. farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market. But it would keep the former North American Free Trade Agreement dispute-resolution process that the U.S. wanted to jettison.

Alison Conant with Conant Farm in Richmond said she’s hopeful that the new deal will be good for dairy farmers. She said new markets create “new opportunities.”

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