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US asks Canada to end 'underhanded' dairy pricing class

Washington says Class 7 enables Canadian farmers to overproduce milk, thus depressing world prices

"I made it very clear that the Class 7 designation we felt was unfair, undercutting this (US) industry that grew up south of the border," says Mr Perdue.

New York

THE United States has asked Canada to eliminate a new "underhanded" dairy-pricing class that has undercut sales by US dairies to Canadian processors, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday.

Mr Perdue was speaking to reporters after he met Canadian Agriculture...

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