For Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, tariffs could reshape the race for the Senate

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year’s midterm elections. > NPR

Wisconsin ag groups mixed on Trump aid for farmers caught in tariff battles

Wisconsin’s agricultural trade associations had a mixed reaction to President Donald Trump’s promise of $12 billion in aid for farmers impacted by his trade war with foreign countries. While there was appreciation for the funding, the groups say members want trade not aid. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Johnson, other GOP senators balk at Trump’s ‘welfare’ for farmers

Senate Republicans are criticizing plans by the Trump administration to provide $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers hit by the president’s escalating trade war. “They want trade, not aid,” Sen. Ron Johnson said of farmers caught in the middle. “This is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here.” > The Hill

Dairy group uses behind-the-scenes influence with Walker to shift regulation of large livestock farms

Agriculture interests are working behind the scenes with the administration of Gov. Scott Walker as he mounts a major change in the way large livestock farms are regulated in Wisconsin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Already in trouble, Wisconsin dairy farmers now getting hammered by tariffs

The U.S. dairy industry is getting hammered in trade disputes with Mexico, China and Canada, putting Wisconsin farms already in trouble at even greater risk. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Chinese tariffs mean lower prices for Wisconsin farmers

As a trade war between China and the U.S. continues, Wisconsin farmers are feeling the effects. New U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods went into effect early Friday morning. In response, China released their own taxes on many U.S. products, including soybeans, pork and dairy products. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin proposes changes to the Farm Bill

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is proposing significant improvements of crop and dairy insurance for Wisconsin farmers. She says her changes would create new customizable insurance tools for farmers, and improve the dairy margin protection program. > News 8000 La Crosse