Shane Vander Hart: Farmers don’t want a bailout, farmers want expanded free markets. They want the President to pursue sensible trade policies that open up trade, not restrict it.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): I have warned agriculture always gets hit when trade wars or skirmishes take place. I continue to advocate for Iowans and policies which will give Iowans more access to markets, not less.
Iowa’s U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst responded to China’s second wave of tariffs targeting U.S. commodities, including soybeans, which were announced in retaliation to the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Chinese products.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates respond to the potential trade war with China and its potential impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy.
On The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) talks to Shane Vander Hart about why he voted for the Omnibus bill, President Trump’s tariff proposal, trade, and tax cuts.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) has been a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and sharply criticized his tariff proposals. He is a chief protagonist for free trade in the U.S. Senate representing Nebraska that he says is one of the most pro-trade states in the nation.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa): “I am urging the President to reconsider this proposal, not just for its impacts on Iowa, but for the negative consequences this proposal could have on rural communities throughout the nation, America’s farmers, and our national security.”
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) led Iowa’s delegation urging President Trump in a letter not to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that could harm Iowa’s farmers and manufacturers.
John Gustavsson: Donald Trump announced an intention to slap a 25 % tariff on steel imports, as well as a 10 % tariff on aluminum imports. This may very well be his worst idea yet – and that’s saying something!