Tariffs

Welcome to The Exchange on SPM. I’m MH.  This week, we presented a live edition of The Exchange at the Sioux City Public Library. The topic was the effect of tariffs on agricultural and industrial products.  Those tariffs were issued in retaliation for tariffs President Donald Trump announced a little over a year ago.  Those tariffs focused on China but affected other countries like Canada as well.   

My guests were:

Dave Bernstein, Sioux City,  Co-Owner of State Steel, Sioux City

Dr. Sam Funk,  Head of Analytics and Research at the Iowa Farm Bureau

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Tariffs have been making it difficult for farmers to pay off loans. To learn more about how higher tariffs are affecting farms, we spoke with Allen Featherstone. 

Allen Featherstone is the head of Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. He says for over a year the farm economy has been struggling. Some of the struggles include increase in collateral, negative incomes, and the buildup of farm incomes over the years. 

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Coming up today on The Exchange, we hear about how pork producers and soybean farmers are dealing with the effects of retaliatory tariffs this harvest season, 

also, how supporters of the Iowa Labor Center are working to preserve the more than fifty-year-old advocacy center from budget cuts. 

That and more coming up on The Exchange today at noon.

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Cultural Continuum 10-19-18

Oct 19, 2018
Janus Films

A big Pride event in Orange City this weekend, WITCC hosts a Zombie Walk followed by a blood crawl, which is kind of like a pub crawl, except Halloweenier. There's a CROP Walk too and where in the heck is Sixto Rodriguez? The NMM goes Searching for Sugarman in Vermillion.