Category Archives: News


New Data Shows Impact of Trade War on Indiana Soybean Farmers and Pork Producers

October 26, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

Soybean exports to China from the Hoosier state have plummeted 34% so far this year while pork exports to Mexico that had been growing declined precipitously following tariff announcement New data released as President Trump comes to Indianapolis to make his case to farmers at the National FFA Convention and Expo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Matt@tariffshurt (Washington, D.C.) – New data released today shows that soybeans, the dominant Indiana farm export to China, have been hit hard by tariffs imposed […]

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New Data Reveals Dramatic Jump in Tariff-Related Costs; Impacts Discussed at Town Hall with Wisconsin Manufacturers, Farmers and Business Owners

October 25, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

WAUKESHA, WI – Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers and business owners joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on Wisconsin’s economy. The data, compiled by the Trade Partnership, shows that tariffs cost Wisconsin businesses almost $95 million in August alone. That represents a 47 percent increase in tariff-related costs since the same point last year—even though the value of imports only increased 13 percent over that period. These costs fall squarely on the backs of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and their employees […]

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From Bicycles to Beans, Wisconsin Is Caught In The Crossfires of President Trump’s Trade War

October 25, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

QUOTE FROM BRIAN KUEHL, FARMERS FOR FREE TRADE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: “Wisconsin’s economy is getting crushed by tariffs. These taxes make it harder for businesses to keep their doors open and force families to pay more for everyday items. From higher costs to loss of export markets, our farmers, manufacturers, and retailers are all feeling the pain caused by tariffs. Without a new approach to trade, those costs will continue to rise and they will continue to hurt Wisconsin workers, families, and businesses.” THE LITTLE GUYS ARE ‘GETTING CRUSHED.’ “It’s been catastrophic,” said [Rob] Parmentier, president and CEO of Marquis-Larson Boat […]

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Tariff Pain Continues to Spread Across the Country As Trade War Continues

October 23, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

White House Begins Another Pro-Tariff Push, but State-by-State, Tariffs Are Still Hurting Americans  WASHINGTON – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, responded today to the latest push by the White House to promote tariffs in a series of state-by-state media calls. “The longer the trade war lasts, the more harm it will cause Americans across the country,” said Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Spokesman Brian Kuehl. “The evidence is already in: tariffs are hurting families, small businesses, farmers, manufacturers, and retailers in all 50 states. The current trade agenda is a drag on every corner of our […]

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ICYMI: As POTUS Visits Houston, Tariff Data Highlights Cost of Trade War for Texas

October 22, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will visit Texas this evening, just days after the Dallas Morning News reported that the trade war has already cost $654 million in the Lone Star State. Before the President rallies in Houston tonight, be sure to check out this report about how his trade policies are causing pain across the Texas economy – pain that won’t stop unless the trade war comes to an end. Texas Companies Paid $654M More in Tariffs This Summer Than the Last Amid Trump’s Trade War Dallas Morning News By Tom Benning October 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — Texas companies […]

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President’s Visit Serves As Reminder – Tariffs Tax Arizona

October 19, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

During Arizona Visit Today, President Trump Should Listen to Residents Hurt by His Trade Policies QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL. “Tariffs are causing pain for famiilies, workers, and businesses across Arizona. Prices for everyday goods are going up and families are paying more just to buy essential items like groceries and clothes. At the same time, the cost of doing business is rising while export markets disappear, putting jobs and livelihoods at risk. The trade war needs to end before it causes even more damage to Arizona’s economy.” ARIZONA AGRICULTURE ‘TENUOUS’ THANKS TO LOW PRICES AND […]

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President Trump Attends Rally in Missoula, Montana while Trade War Impact Continues

October 18, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL: “Montana farmers, manufacturers, workers, and families are all being hurt by tariffs that raise prices for everyday goods and make it harder for businesses to keep their doors open. Tariffs will only continue to cause pain in Montana and across the country as tariffs drive up costs and reduce exports. The trade war needs to end before it results in even more economic harm.” TRADE CONFLICT ‘COULD HAVE DEVASTING EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURE IN MONTANA.’ “‘On the short term I’m really concerned,’ said Stoner who expressed concern for market development programs like […]

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New Data on Tariff Impacts Released at Town Hall with Texas Farmers and Businesses

October 18, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

As he visits Texas next week, President Trump should listen to the Texans bearing the costs of the trade war DALLAS, Texas – A group of Texas-based businesses and farmers joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil the latest economic data showing how tariffs are directly impacting the Texas economy. The statistics, which were compiled by The Trade Partnership, revealed that tariffs cost Texas businesses $424 million in the month of August alone. This represents a 163 percent increase in tariff-related costs compared to this point last year, even […]

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Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Releases New Digital Ad Campaign to Show the Impact of Tariffs on Consumers

October 18, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            Contact: Melanie@tariffshurt.com WASHINGTON D.C. – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland – the nationwide, nonpartisan, grassroots campaign against tariffs – today released a new digital ad campaign that shows how tariffs impact American consumers. The campaign includes a new web video entitled “Tariffs are Taxes,” which lists many of the everyday items that are being hit by tariffs, including groceries, baby products, pet food, furniture, electronics, home appliances and more. The ad also points out that senior administration officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have promised that […]

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Texan Farmers and Businesses Are Being Hit Hardest By Tariffs

October 18, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

During Texas Visit Next Week, President Trump Should Listen to Residents Hurt by His Trade Policies QUOTE FROM SCOTT FRAZIER, SOUTH TEXAS FARMER: “One quarter of our agricultural products grown in the U.S. are exported to other countries. The economic well-being of American agriculture depends on maintaining and strengthening our export markets, and farm and ranch families depend on this to survive.” QUOTE FROM TIFFANY WILLIAMS, OWNER OF LUGGAGE SHOP OF LUBBOCK: “Unfortunately, the current tariff list impacts around 85 percent of the products we sell in our store, including all luggage, briefcases, backpacks and most travel accessories. Many of […]

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