Ross Burkhart recently was quoted in a PolitiFact article titled “Donald Trump says Canada levies 270 percent tariff on dairy. That’s basically right.” PolitiFact is a news service that assesses the accuracy of statements by public officials.
Burkhart gave context on the claim made by President Trump:
“Given the domestic political concerns and the power of agricultural lobbies in Canada and the U.S., there’s no such thing as pure-as-snow free trade in agriculture,” Burkhart said. “Each country can point to the other’s protection if they wish.”