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Share your thoughts: Trump promised Wisconsin’s farmers his trade wars would pay off. They’re still waiting

Marc Boettcher did his morning chores on the farm in Bloomer, Wis. He was forced to give up his dairy cows recently but feels the tariffs Trump is imposing on China are worth the temporary pain.
Marc Boettcher did his morning chores on the farm in Bloomer, Wis. He was forced to give up his dairy cows recently but feels the tariffs Trump is imposing on China are worth the temporary pain.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

Marc Boettcher is used to the uncertainty of farming. He knows how a single snowstorm, a wet spring, or a fire at a processing plant hundreds of miles away can hold him back. He believes climate change has made the weather vacillate more intensely. And now there is another human-made factor that has his long-struggling industry shuddering: President Trump’s trade disputes.

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