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

Walker appears on CNBC discussing trade, Foxconn, and tax reform

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Gov. Walker sat down with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost this morning to discuss domestic and international trade relations, as well as his view of what tax reform will mean for Wisconsin families. You can watch the clip here.

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

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