WSMB Urges Members Concerned with China Tariffs to Speak Up NOW.

With the declaration of tariffs on China by President Donald J. Trump, and China’s quick retaliation with a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) urges concerned members to speak with their elected representatives NOW.

For decades, Wisconsin farmers have believed in free trade and that access to markets, wherever they are found. Free trade is the engine for your economic well-being and the communities you support.

If you are disappointed that agriculture, and hardworking growers like yourself, are caught in the crossfire of the tariff debate, we urge you to speak up and be heard.

With this year’s crop in the ground, it’s not too much to ask for certainty.

Nor is it too much to insist on the stability of strong international trade relationships or a bipartisan Farm Bill to help you thrive through market swings and manage risk.
You’ve raised your voices before. As a citizen, you can raise them again now and ask the White House to rescind these the damaging tariffs.

It’s fine to improve the competitiveness of U.S. industries, but if you object to doing so on the backs on hardworking farmers like you, and the communities that depend on you, now is the time to be heard.

Here’s whom to call:

Sen. Ron Johnson – ask for Meris Petek’s voice mail – 202-224-5323

Sen. Tammy Baldwin—ask for Colleene Thomas voice mail – 202-224-5653

Rep. Ron Kind – ask for Aaron White’s voice mail – 202- 225-5506

Rep. Sean Duffy – ask for Ryan McCormack’s voice mail – 202-225-3365

Rep. Mike Gallagher – ask for Matt Tucker’s voice mail – 202-225-5665

Rep. Paul Ryan – ask for Laura Wiley’s voice mail – 202-225-3031

Rep. Mark Pocan – ask for Syd Terry’s voice mail – 202-225-2906

Rep. Glen Grothman – ask for Chris Grawein’s voice mail – 202-225-2476

Rep. J. Sensenbrenner—ask for Jacob Perterson’s voice  mail – 202-225-5101

 

To make your thoughts known to President Trump, email is the fastest method to reach the President according to whitehouse.gov. You can also call and leave a comment at 202-456-1111, or write him at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20500