In Paul Ryan’s backyard, good jobs are moving to Canada

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President Trump has blasted companies for shipping U.S. jobs to Mexico. But Canada is also aggressively luring factories from across the border. The Canadian government gave GE $2 billion in incentives to shut down in Wisconsin and move to a city in Ontario, Canada, which is a huge blow for the town of Waukesha.  > CNN Money

Explainer on Trump’s dairy war with Canada

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This article lays out what happened, how NAFTA is involved, details about the U.S. dairy glut and why Canada doesn’t have one, and the elephant in the room of industrial dairy squeezing out smaller farms. > Modern Farmer

Dairy farms caught in Canadian trade spat have managed to find buyers before Monday deadline

Just days before they might have had to close, most of the Wisconsin dairy farms caught up in a trade dispute with Canada have found buyers for their milk. At risk had been some 58 farms, including many in Dodge and Jefferson counties and others near Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.  >  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

Dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday. But even if all those deals go through, 20-25 other farms still face a Monday deadline to find a market for their milk.  >  AP / Beloit Daily News

Trump escalates Wisconsin dairy dispute into trade war with Canada

President Trump attacked Canada on Tuesday over its import tax on ultra-filtered milk, tweeting “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!”  >  The Hill