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

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

Trump’s timber tariff may help Wisconsin lumber, but backfire on housing costs

Canada is the state’s largest trading partner, with over 150,000 Wisconsin jobs depending on the relationship. So the recent trade dispute between the two countries may have significant implications for Wisconsin industries.  >  Wisconsin Public Radio

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