'Stand up for our farmers'

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Our lawmakers in Washington must demand that President Trump end his trade wars with China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Wisconsin farmers are facing extinction from retaliatory tariffs on corn, soybeans, dairy products, cranberries, ginseng, beef and pork. Wisconsin lost over 700 dairy farms last year and the trend is continuing unabated this year.

The result is that our agricultural economy is tumbling into a deep ditch, slamming farm families and rural Wisconsin towns. Small banks,implement dealers and other businesses are at risk. Trump has put $16 billion of our tax dollars into a bailout program for farmers. Unfortunately Trump's bailout goes mostly to the biggest farm owners. More than half of the payments have gone to large farms.

If the lawmakers that we elect to represent us in Washington continue to sit on their hands and say and do nothing they should not be returned to office.

Jerry Hanson

Elkhorn

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