Gov. Walker to discuss milk problem with Trump

Gov. Walker to discuss milk problem with Trump

Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to talk with President Donald Trump about the problem Wisconsin dairy farmers are having selling their milk.

Trump is coming to Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha on Tuesday to talk about the economy. But Walker said Monday he looks forward to speaking privately with Trump about a trade issue that’s hurting the state’s dairy farmers.

State and federal officials from Wisconsin have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take action to help dairy farmers hurt by Canada’s decision to impose duties on imports of a product called ultra-filtered milk.

Shipments of ultra-filtered milk, which is used in cheese-making, had been duty free until recently, after Canadian milk producers objected.

Canada’s decision leaves about 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers with no market.