Louisiana rice on it's way to Iraqi stomachs
Posted on 8/21/2018 5:21:00 AM.

The Iraqi government has agreed to purchase 15,000 tons of American rice in a deal that should relieve some pressure on Louisiana rice growers who are feeling the burn from an escalating trade war with China, and other nations.
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Iraq, Louisiana, 2018, Ralph Abraham, agriculture, tariffs, trade war

Scalise to run for 6th term; challengers raise tariff, healthcare, and gun control issues
Posted on 7/24/2018 4:09:00 AM.
Southeast Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is set to seek his 6th term in office as representative of Louisiana’s 1st district. He’s regarded as one of the most influential members of Congress, and sits a Republican Majority Whip. Scalise says he’s worked hard to get some big wins recently in the areas of flood protection and coastal restoration.

“We were able to get language in the tax cut bill that got signed into law to increase the amount of money that Louisiana will get from revenue sharing, and estimates are that we will get over 100 million dollars of additional revenue for coastal restoration,” Scalise said.
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Steve Scalise, Jim Francis, Lee Ann Dugas, healthcare, gun control, tariffs

Gov. Edwards to meet with sugarcane farmers to discuss tariffs among other things
Posted on 7/16/2018 3:59:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain are taking a trip out to the farm. They will be meeting with local sugar cane farmers July 19th to discuss tariffs among other issues. Strain says he and the governor will be on hand to congratulate sugarcane farmers for their historic achievement.

“The largest cane crop ever, over 15 million tons, 600,000 tons, 1.8 million tons of sugar, over a billion dollars.”
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John Bel Edwards, Mike Strain, Sugarcane, Tariffs

Chinese tariffs are in effect. What's the impact for Louisiana?
Posted on 7/8/2018 5:40:00 AM.

Billions in Chinese tariffs went into effect Friday, and Louisiana industries are bracing for what could be a rocky ride. A recent Forbes report showed Louisiana as the most at risk state for negative effects from tariffs due to its export and shipping based economy.
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tariffs, Louisiana, 2018, Don Pierson, economy, Trump, Robert Landry

Chinese tariffs kick in July 6th, report says they could hit Louisiana hard
Posted on 7/5/2018 9:10:00 AM.

A Forbes report shows Louisiana is the state most at risk of being economically crippled by the escalating trade wars initiated by the Trump Administration. The study shows nearly 21 percent of the state’s GDP comes from exports, with five percent coming from Mexico and China specifically. Louisiana US Congressman Garret Graves says he’s watching the negotiations closely.
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tariffs, Louisiana, 2018, Garret Graves, economy, Trump

President Trump pushes through new tariffs on China; House Majority Whip Steve Scalise reacts
Posted on 6/15/2018 3:18:00 PM.

Louisiana could feel the pinch as President Donald Trump issued a new round of tariffs today on China, worth 40 to 55 billion dollars in new penalties, and the Chinese responded with a threat of 50 billion in retaliatory tariffs.

The escalating trade dispute could damage the Bayou State economy that relies on shipping, but US Congressman Steve Scalise says the People’s Republic needs to be pushed to trade fairly.
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Donald Trump, Tariffs, Steve Scalise

Tax Foundation says tariffs would damage bayou economy
Posted on 3/7/2018 4:58:00 AM.

The Trump Administration is backing a plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The plan is aimed at making American metal production more competitive at home.
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Tariffs, Tax Foundation, Scott Drenkard





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