Senator Baldwin requests aid for lumber industry

WISCONSIN (WSAW) -- Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the Trump Administration to take immediate action to support Wisconsin's hardwood businesses and the lumber industry.

In a letter, she says the ongoing trade war and retaliatory tariffs from China are hurting local workers.

The senator explained a few of the reasons she wrote the letter, "These hardwood products actually do have a certain amount of time during which they have to be processed or they will become waste wood. I think also we've seen China switch from purchasing hardwood from the United States to relying on other countries, which means those markets may not come back to us."

You can find a link to the entire letter to the right of this article.