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Walker hopes Trump's tough talk catches Canada's attention

Cows at a Fond du Lac dairy farm on April 6, 2017 (WLUK/Mike Moon)

MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes President Donald Trump's aggressive negotiating style will get Canadian officials to delay policy changes that will evaporate the demand for Wisconsin milk producers.

Walker said Wednesday that Trump's retaliatory move to impose tariffs on Canadian lumber was aggressive but appreciated.

Dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers lost a market for their milk after Canada announced plans to change its dairy pricing policy to favor domestic milk.

Trump has also floated pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sweeping free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Walker says that threat would bring him to the negotiating table if he was a Canadian official and that Trump's aggressive approach has clearly worked for him in the past.

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