Madison (WQOW) – Governor Tony Evers is pleading with the president – end the trade war with China and other international partners.
In a letter to the president, Evers says the trade war is hurting farmers’ livelihoods.
“As many farmers will tell you, aid payments cannot make up for what they’ve lost financially or personally. A government check simply does not make up for the pride they felt knowing they were getting a fair price for their high-quality corn, soybeans, or ginseng,” Evers said.
The governor’s letter goes on to say when farmers in Wisconsin succeed, the communities they live in succeed. When farmers struggle, the same is true for the communities.
“Unfortunately, farmers of all commodities have been hit by a triple whammy of trade uncertainty, low selling prices for their products, and bad weather. This has put many Wisconsin farm families into extremely difficult situations. They’ve lost income, business, and the confidence in knowing that their contributions are valued by their government,” Evers penned in his letter.
Evers closed out his letter by telling President Trump he needs to listen to farmers and work to restore trade relationships with other countries.
Read the full letter below.