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

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

Trump’s trade war could shut cheesemakers out of foreign markets

It’s a common observation in Wisconsin that you can’t turn off the cows — not for Christmas, and not for a trade war. So as President Trump’s aggressive trade measures prompt other countries to retaliate with barriers to American goods, dairy farmers and cheesemakers are growing increasingly anxious. > NY Times

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

Rep. Kind unveils Farm Bill Priorities


Congress must pass a new Farm Bill as the current deal expires in September. After touring Servais Family Farm in Stoddard, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled his Farm Bill Priorities, which include crop insurance reforms, focus in organic farming and supporting dairy farms. > ABC 19 La Crosse