tariffs

Mexico Warns Against a 5% Tariff on its Goods 

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, speaks at a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2019, as a Mexican delegation arrives in Washington for talks following trade tariff threats from the Trump Administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Mexico says that imposing a 5% tariff on its goods would be very costly for the economies of both…

Trade War Impact on Soybean Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s been a tough year for farmers as they were hit with bad weather and tariffs. A trade war between China and the US started back in July of last year and is still ongoing.  Farmers are used to uncertainty as they deal with different weather conditions each year. This year wasn’t as good of a year. “In…

AP Analysis: Steel Tariffs Waived Even With Tough Trade Talk

FILE – In this June 5, 2018, file photo, rolls of steel are shown in Baytown, Texas. Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers…

EU approves U.S. Soybeans for Biofuel Production

BRUSSELS – The European Union has approved U.S. soybean exports to be used in the production of biofuels in an effort to boost such imports following last summer’s trans-Atlantic meeting between President Donald Trump and his EU Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker. The summit meeting was able to stave off a tariffs war on industrial goods like cars but Juncker made…

Farming During a Government Shutdown

S.D.-It’s the 20th day of the partial government shutdown and many people across the US are feeling the effects. Kdlt’s Miranda Paige checks in with some South Dakota farmers to see how the shutdown is impacting them. This is not the first government shutdown former South Dakota Secretary of Ag. and 4th generation farmer Walt Bones has been through. He…

Helpline Center Offering Support To Farmers   

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The suicide rate among farmers, especially in rural areas continues to grow across the nation. This year has been especially tough on farmers between trade wars, tariffs, and weeks of bad weather. It’s left many feeling tired, worn out and angry. Staff at the Helpline Center want to remind farmers who are struggling that it’s okay to “check…

South Dakota Farmers Applaud Trump’s Decision to Lift Summer Ban on E15

SALEM, S.D.-  It’s been a tough year for farmers economically. “We have a surplus and with the trade wars going on we need to find another outlet for our corn,” said Kurt Stiefvater, a Salem Farmer. However, Salem Farmer, Kurt Stiefvater is one of many farmers in South Dakota who are feeling hopeful. Especially after President Trump announced his plan…

As Tariffs Take Their Toll, Family Farmers Apply for Relief Money

LAKE BENTON, M.N.  – The trade war continues. Tit-for-tat tariffs mean farmers may pay the price. The USDA hopes a $12 billion program will help. However, some farmers say it won’t make a big enough difference, and others have to wait a little longer for that much-needed check. Shane Odegaard, a Lake Preston, S.D. farmer, is all about family. Farming…

Challenges Farmers Face

MITCHELL, S.D. – While the countries economy continues to grow, American farmers remain left in the dust. According to Reuters, the United States economy has grown throughout 2018 and is expected to continue to rise before the years end. However, the economy couldn’t be worse if you’re in the world of farming, agriculture, or livestock. The combination of a lack…

Ag Dept. Announces $12 Billion Plan For Farmers Hurt By Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion “short-term” plan to help U.S. farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help a broad number of farmers deal with the cost of “disruptive markets” as U.S. trading partners have retaliated for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported goods. Agriculture officials say the…