Deb Dorshorst
Mobile: 715-581-6324

The raising of U.S. tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion of annual Chinese imports on May 10, along with China’s announced retaliation, is the latest escalation in the U.S.–China trade tensions. How will this impact central Wisconsin’s ginseng, dairy, corn and soybean producers?

A free public forum on June 18 will address this issue, focusing on U.S.-China trade relations and its impact on agriculture in central Wisconsin – and beyond.

A panel of national experts on agriculture will discuss, ”What’s at Stake for Central Wisconsin’s Agriculture?” and will examine:

  • Current state of U.S.-China trade relations
  • Impact on the local and global economy (including potential for millions of dollars in lost revenue for state’s ag business)
  • What we can expect going forward

When: June 18
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI

Panelists include Dr. Ian Coxhead, UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Don Radtke, Wisconsin Farm Bureau; Phil Karsting, formerly with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service; and Will Hsu, Hsu Ginseng. Moderator will be Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Radio Report.

Attendees can sample free food samples from Wisconsin agriculture at this event.

The forum is being presented by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, part of its 2019 Public Issues Series, and The UW-Madison Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), in its inaugural “East Asia Now” series.

This program is made possible through the support of Dean Dietrich and Kevin Hermening, two Wausau businessmen who are committed to open, nonpartisan dialogue.

For more information, email or call 715-261-6368.

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