Walker, state business chamber oppose Trump’s steel, aluminum tariffs


Gov. Scott Walker and the state’s business lobby — in a rare break with Republican President Donald Trump — are coming out against Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying they could harm Wisconsin companies, outsource U.S. jobs and spark a global trade war with far-reaching consequences. > Racine Journal Times

Walker appointment makes clear that no experience is necessary


After Sean Brown graduated from law school in May 2017, he landed a staff attorney position at the state. Now he’s received a big promotion, having been appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to oversee a $14 million budget and 140 employees in the state’s consumer protection and trade division. > Isthmus

Walker in Israel, meets with Netanyahu


Gov. Scott Walker is in Israel for a trade mission and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one-on-one in Jerusalem for an hour on Monday. A release from Walker’s office said they discussed issues facing Israel and how to bolster the relationship between the country and Wisconsin. > Associated Press / WLUK

Walker arrives in southeast Asia for trade mission


Gov.  Walker is visiting with leaders in Japan and South Korea this week, having arrived in Tokyo for an eight-day trade mission aimed to boost state exports and encourage companies from both countries to consider making investment in Wisconsin. Walker is traveling with officials from WEDC and eight Wisconsin-based companies. > Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker headed to Israel this fall


Gov. Walker will lead a trade mission to Israel in October, which will be his second trade mission of the fall after a September trip to Japan and South Korea. The trade mission is open to all Wisconsin companies, but Walker’s office said the tech sector offered the most significant opportunities. > BizTimes Milwaukee

Explainer on Trump’s dairy war with Canada


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

What renegotiating NAFTA could mean for Wisconsin dairy farmers


Since before President Trump took office, he’s promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. But some Wisconsin dairy farmers are worried last month’s cuts to milk contracts are an indication of what could happen in trade talks with Mexico and Canada.  >  Wisconsin Public Radio