Professor Pahnke: Make Tariffs Work for Wisconsin Farmers

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON) -- Anthony Pahnke is vice president of the Family Farm Defenders and an assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He wrote this opinion piece supporting tariffs for dairy imports.

“Last April, President Trump tweeted: ‘Canada has made business for our dairy farmers very hard, watch!’

“Well, it’s been a year, and farmers are watching as milk prices plummet and banks foreclose on their properties. This is not the first time farmers have experienced falling milk prices.

“What is different now is that the White House is challenging free trade. So if Trump is to stay true to his words, then he needs to treat the dairy crisis as a national crisis.”