Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product.

Trump said during a speech in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday that Canada has been "very unfair" to dairy farmers and "we're going to start working on that."

Canada recently changed its policy on pricing its domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that compete with the U.S. product. About 70 dairy producers of the ultra-filtered milk in both Wisconsin and New York are affected.

Trump promises to work with Wisconsin's congressional delegation, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to get a solution.

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent Trump a letter on Tuesday urging him to take action.

Copyright 2017: Associated Press

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the U.S.

The order Trump signed at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, headquarters of tool maker Snap-on Inc. targets the H-1B visa program. The White House says the program undercuts American workers by bringing in large numbers of cheaper foreign workers, which drives down U.S. wages.

The order directs U.S. agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the program.

Agencies are also being asked to suggest changes so that H-1B visas are granted to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants."

Trump says the order sends a "powerful signal to the world" that the U.S. will defend its workers, protect their jobs and put America first.

Copyright 2017: Associated Press