Wednesday, June 16, 2021


–Wisconsin Trade Policy–

Use this resource to track events, news and developments affecting trade and the economy in Wisconsin and the Midwest.


Watch video of the June 15 panel: From dairy to tech: How smarter immigration policy can help the Midwest workforce

Panelists included: Reid Ribble, a former Republican member of Congress from northeast Wisconsin and chief executive officer for the National Roofing Contractors Association; Ankit Agarwal, president and CEO of Imbed Biosciences Inc. in Madison; Jay Heeg, of Heeg Brothers Dairy in Colby and a former president of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin; and Kelly Fortier, an attorney with the Michael Best law firm. Tom Still, president of the Tech Council, moderated.

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



‘Talking Trade’ features Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht

Adam Tindall-Schlicht, director of Port Milwaukee, talks with Sandi Siegel and Ian Coxhead of "Talking Trade" about new port developments.

Talking Trade: Trends in U.S.-China agricultural trade affecting the Midwest

In the first installment of its second season, Ian Coxhead, UW-Madison professor, and Sandi Siegel, president of M. E. Dey & Co. in Milwaukee, interview Joe Glauber, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, about trends in U.S.-China agricultural trade affecting the Midwest.

Talking Trade: Biden expected to strengthen trade partnerships

Talking Trade's UW-Madison Prof. Ian Coxhead and M.E. Dey & Co., Pres. Sandi Siegel discuss changes afoot in east-west trade as Pres.-elect...

Past Trade Event Video


Ag experts see difficult road ahead for farmers in Wisconsin

Agriculture experts see a difficult road ahead for farmers in the state as they struggle with wet conditions, the ongoing trade war...