Milk trade includes: The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada officially went into effect on Wednesday. JOINING GRAND is an effective way for IDFA members to learn about priority milk issues, engage on these issues at Congress, and maintain strong relationships with legislators. Key elements of GRAND include training dairy company staff on issues that affect the sector and, ultimately, their jobs, communicating on topics with elected officials in Congress, and building relationships with legislators. The European Union is working tirelessly to expand its network of agreements with important U.S. dairy trading partners, while the U.S. is missing opportunities to build new relationships with the growth of dairy markets. These forces are coming together to limit the competitiveness of the United States in the global milk market.