ICYMI: Issues for Farmers Highlighted by Republican Candidates During Bangor Farm Tour

For Immediate Release
October 14, 2020

Media Contact
Justin Giorgio

HAGER CITY, WI – Yesterday, Derrick Van Orden joined Dan Kapanke and Kevin Hoyer to tour Creamery Creek Farms and delve deeper into the issues facing the agriculture industry in the 3rd District.

Van Orden focused on the immense progress that the USMCA has made in giving farmers a level playing field to compete globally and called out Ron Kind for his role in delaying the passage of the USMCA, contributing to the closure of more than 800 Wisconsin farms.

Van Orden will continue addressing the challenges facing the agriculture industry in the District tomorrow, when he tours a Cranberry Farm in Black River Falls.

See excerpts from the WKBT’s coverage below, and read the full story here.

Discussions touched on the impacts local, state and federal governments have on farmers.

The USMCA trade agreement, which went into effect earlier this year was also discussed.

Van Orden says the change is helping farmers.

“The biggest thing that we can help with farmers from the federal level are to make sure that we have a level playing field on international trade. So the USMCA that was passed recently is already having an effect on the dairy prices,” said Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District candidate Derrick Van Orden.