Dairy farmers in the U.S. are still the most heavily dependent on imports, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Dairy Council.
The report said the U and Canada’s dairy exports were down nearly 6 percent in 2016, with imports up only 1 percent.
The U.K., Germany and France all had increases.
That’s partly because dairy farmers in these countries have had to work harder to survive in the wake of climate change, which has pushed up milk prices and increased costs for their products.
As the U, the U of A., the European Union and other countries fight to curb climate change and protect the global supply chains, some U.s. dairy farmers are facing higher prices and more competition.