Monthly Archives: January 2019


At South Carolina Town Hall, Data Reveals Massive Tariff Costs for Palmetto State

January 31, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

South Carolina businesses have now paid an extra $126 million thanks to Trump tariffs  Most recent monthly data shows South Carolina businesses have paid $58 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs; more than 7 times what was paid on the same products the previous year Tariffs have a direct impact on South Carolina: In October, South Carolina exports subject to retaliation dropped  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: matt@tariffshurt.com or melanie@tariffshurt.com  (Manning, SC) – Record-high tariffs have now cost South Carolina businesses $126 million, according to data discussed today at a trade town hall meeting in Manning. The data was originally released […]

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NEW AD: Non-Profit that Provides Babies With ‘A Safe Place to Sleep’ Says Tariffs Put Babies at Risk

January 31, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

New Tariffs Hurt the Heartland ad tells the story of how tariffs have caused a Pittsburgh based non-profit called “Cribs for Kids” to reduce the amount of cribs they provide to low-income moms across the country Cribs for Kids Executive Director Judith Bannon: “We never thought tariffs would affect us, but they do. President Trump says that China is paying these tariffs, but I see the cost on my invoices.” WATCH THE NEW AD HERE: https://youtu.be/m_yvCtvJUpQ (Washington, D.C.) – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the national grassroots campaign against tariffs, today released a new ad that illustrates the economic and human […]

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The Markets Have Spoken: End the Trade War Before Damage Gets Worse

January 30, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

WASHINGTON – Officials from the United States and China are meeting this week for a second round of negotiations as they work toward a deal to end the trade war. The dispute between the two countries has lasted for months and its developments have created turmoil and uncertainty for the stock market. Everyday Americans watch their 401(k) plans tumble when leaders indicate the trade war will continue to drag on. As tariffs continue to hurt American businesses, workers, and families, the message from the markets is clear: the trade war needs to end before things get even worse. NEW YORK TIMES: […]

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At Texas Town Hall, New Data Reveals Massive Tariff Costs for Lone Star State

January 25, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

Texas businesses have now paid an extra $1.1 billion thanks to Trump tariffs  Most recent monthly data shows Texas businesses have paid $364 million in tariffs on products subject to new Trump tariffs; more than 12 times what was paid on the same products last year   Tariffs have a direct impact on Southeast Texas: Port of Houston exports subject to retaliatory tariffs are down 47 percent in most recent month; exports not subject to retaliation rose 34 percent FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: matt@tariffshurt.com or melanie@tariffshurt.com  (Houston, TX) – Record-high tariffs have now cost Texas more than a billion dollars, according to new […]

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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: matt@tariffshurt.com or melanie@tariffshurt.com 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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