Working groups set up to study how to help dairy industry

Ottawa has set up working groups to study how to help Canada's dairy industry adjust to the new free trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico.

One group will look at what can be done to support dairy farmers as they deal with the effects of the trade deal in the short-term.

Another will look at ideas to help the industry thrive in the future.

The groups will include people from Agriculture Canada, representatives from national dairy organizations and associations, as well as regional representatives.

The Dairy Farmers of Canada has said the new deal will undercut the industry here by limiting exports and opening up the market to more American products.