This is a statement that can be attributed to Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte on the proposed tariffs and trade with China:
“Wisconsin farmers greatly benefit from trade. Wisconsin Farm Bureau has been a long-time supporter of open markets and fair trade because our farmers can and should be able to compete in a global market place.
The most recent retaliation threat from China is alarming to say the least. With nearly $300 million of Wisconsin agricultural goods exported to China every year the state’s economy would most definitely see an impact if these threats became a reality. China and the U.S. need to focus on an agreement that will benefit both country’s interest.”