Walker says tariffs ‘bad for everyone’


With other countries raising the price of dairy and other products made in Wisconsin, in response to President Trump’s decision to impose duties on imports, Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks the so-called “trade war” is bad for everyone. > ABC 27 Madison

Wisconsin reeling from tariffs coming from Mexico, Canada, Europe

At a recent town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a local manufacturer complained vehemently about the new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, saying: “I recognize this is probably a negotiating tactic, but in the meantime real families are being crushed by these tariffs right now.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State bracing for retaliation tariffs on Harley-Davidson and ag products

Harley-Davidson motorcycles, dairy products, ginseng, cranberries and other Wisconsin goods are likely to feel the sting of retaliation from steep tariffs announced Thursday by the White House on foreign metals. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This rural Wisconsin county is famous in China. A trade war could take it all away.

There are ginseng farms in Marathon County where phones are answered in Mandarin. Others have opened storefronts to welcome busloads of Chinese tourists and business people. But now trade tensions threaten this niche market that employs hundreds and supports dozens of family farms in a rural community where other options are limited. > Washington Post

Ron Kind talks agriculture in Chippewa Falls


U.S. Rep. Ron Kind made a stop in Chippewa County this week, and spoke about the Chippewa Valley’s agricultural outlook — touching on Wisconsin farmers’ slow spring, the future of trade and immigration reform. > Chippewa Herald

Johnson talks voter ID law, tariffs and 2020 election

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Janesville workers at Van Galder bus company about security, transportation and infrastructure. He also took time to discuss claims from Attorney General Brad Schimel, who last week suggested Johnson won his 2016 election because of the state’s voter ID law. > WQOW-TV Eau Claire

As dairy crisis crushes farmers, Wisconsin’s rural identity in jeopardy

With collapsed prices of milk, grain and other commodities, Wisconsin farmers are losing money no matter how many 16-hour days they put in. And entire communities can fall apart as sfarms go under: mills, car dealerships and hardware stores suffer, the local tax base erodes, churches and schools struggle or close. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel