U.S.-China Trade Tensions: What’s next for Central Wisconsin’s Agriculture

Poster of East Asia Now Event


U.S.-China Trade Tensions: What’s next for Central Wisconsin’s Agriculture, 18 June, Wausau, Wisconsin


Escalating rhetoric on U.S.-China tariffs has resulted in major ramifications for Wisconsin agriculture. Among the many areas impacted by the tariffs are central Wisconsin’s ginseng, dairy, corn and soybean producers – with millions of dollars in lost revenue. This event featured a panel of national experts on agriculture and China’s economy, along with members of our state’s ag businesses impacted by these trade tensions.

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) partnered with the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) on this inaugural event of the East Asia Now series.

The panel was moderated by Pam Jahnke of Wisconsin Farm Report Radio. Panelists included:

-Bradley Pfaff, Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
-Dr. Ian Coxhead, UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
-Will Hsu, Hsu’s Ginseng
-Don Radtke, Wisconsin Farm Bureau