Did Perdue really say "if you want supply management, that's fine"?

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Opinion

It’s no surprise that Canada’s dairy supply management was discussed in the first face-to-face meeting between Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and new U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. However, some of Perdue’s comments on supply management after the meeting on Monday are surprising or noteworthy with many on the U.S. side calling for the system to be dismantled. Perdue seemed to emphasize the U.S. concern is mainly with the creation of the new Class 7 that makes ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. less competitive in Canada, and not so much about supply management in general. “It’s not our purpose to try to manage or…

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