Farmers in Door and Kewaunee Counties would see some setbacks with tariffs on China and Mexico, which are two major buyers of dairy products and soybeans. The U.S. began collecting 25-percent tariffs on Chinese products last week. Tariffs of five-percent are expected to be levied later this month against Mexico and would increase to 25-percent by October. Aerica Bjurstrom, Agriculture Agent with the U-W Extension office in Kewaunee County, says the impact on area farmers comes just as they were making some gains.
Bjurstrom also says there are marketing systems in place to help dairy and soybean farmers find other buyers for their products.