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US leaving TPP may cause dairy exports drop

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have urged the Trump Administration not to retreat from pursuing new trade opportunities in the Pacific Rim, and to protect the agricultural trade relationship between the United States and Mexico.

The US dairy sector exports 15 per cent of its milk production, or one day’s worth of milk production out of each week. In 2015, those exports were worth over $5 billion, and helped generate more than 120,000 jobs in dairy farming, manufacturing and related sectors.

The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announces that former US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective 1 February 2017.

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