Monthly Archives: January 2019

WATCH: Soybeans in Louisiana Rotting in Fields as a Result of the Trade War

January 18, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

(St. Martin Parish, LA) – Today, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland released a new video featuring a Lousiana soybean farmer who was forced to leave his crop rotting in the field as a result of the trade war. Due to the administration’s tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products, soybean farmers in Louisiana and beyond are suffering the effects of China’s retaliatory tariffs on American exports.  “We’ve had hurricanes before where it destroys a percentage of the crop, but this time we left a good crop,” said Louisiana soybean farmer, Daniel Richard. “Like one of my fellow friends said, it’s pretty depressing […]

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Corn Refiners Association Joins Farmers for Free Trade

January 15, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

Today, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the national trade association representing the corn refining industry in the United States, announced that it has joined Farmers for Free Trade. Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan campaign co-chaired by former Senators Richard Lugar and Max Baucus that is focused on amplifying the voices of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses that support free trade. Farmers for Free Trade is currently working at the grassroots level to organize and educate farmers about the importance of trade, including through work at state commodity conventions, through state proclamations, by reaching farmers through social media, […]

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At Farm Show, New Data Reveals Pennsylvania Businesses Paying Massive Increase In Tariffs As Exports Plummet

January 10, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

Pennsylvania businesses have now paid an extra $271 million in import tariffs due to Trump tariffs  Most recent monthly data shows Pennsylvania businesses have paid $95 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs; more than nine times what was paid on the same products last year Pennsylvania exports are also paying the price for trade war: exports subject to retaliation down 20%, thanks to $118 million in new retaliatory tariffs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: or Harrisburg, PA – Record-high tariffs are hitting Pennsylvania hard, according to new data released yesterday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland […]

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