Wednesday, July 28, 2021

  

Panelists: Infrastructure investments needed to increase Wisconsin agricultural exports

Image via Port Milwaukee: https://portmilwaukee.com/Port-Mke/Commercial-Services/Agricultural-Export

Investment in intermodal container stations and statewide transportation infrastructure will help Wisconsin’s agriculture sector grow and be competitive on a national and international scale.

That’s one of the takeaways from the June 30 World Trade Association virtual event on boosting the state’s international ag trade through improvements at Port Milwaukee and around the state.

“The intermodal container has been an issue for a long, long time,” said Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht. “This has been a known issue that is a roadblock to further expansion and flourishing export based economy for Wisconsin agriculture.”

Tindall-Schlicht joined DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski and Chippewa Valley Bean President Cindy Brown to discuss a new $35 million Port Milwaukee ag shipping project and Wisconsin’s international agriculture exports.

Read more here.

Policy primer: The U.S. – China relationship under the Biden administration

The course of relations between the U.S. and China continues to be a top foreign policy priority under the new Biden administration. President Biden recently singled out China as “the greatest geopolitical test” of this century. The path forward on China will now be determined by a different circle of leaders and influencers in the Biden administration than the past four years. We will see them take a different approach to addressing much of what are the same threats and challenges with China.

Click the link below for an overview provided by Michael Best Strategies on the leadership in the Biden administration influencing our policy on China, the threats and challenges the U.S. seeks to address, and what businesses can expect from the Biden administration and Congress as they take action on China.

Click here to read the policy primer

Recent trade-related articles from WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com

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