Gov. Tony Evers called on President Donald Trump to end the country’s trade dispute with China and other nations, citing harm done to several Wisconsin industries.
In a letter sent Monday, Evers underscored the grave impact of the administration’s trade policy on Wisconsin’s $88 billion agricultural sector, which has undergone a rough period in recent years.
“Farmers of all commodities have been hit by a triple whammy of trade uncertainty, low selling prices for their products, and bad weather,” wrote Evers, a Democrat. “Wisconsin’s farmers deserve better than this.”
Evers’ letter comes as the Trump administration and lawmakers consider approving an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would give American dairy farmers more access to Mexican and Canadian dairy markets. Some farmers say the trade agreement would offer them some needed relief.