Congressman Kind says new tariffs “piling on” rural economy

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – Farmers, workers and manufacturers told a Wisconsin congressman Wednesday that tariffs and tariff retaliation are impacting the rural economy.

The roundtable discussion came two days after President Trump announced another $200 billion in tariffs on goods coming from China, and China announced $60 billion of new tariffs in retaliation.

Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., said farmers have had some tough times the past three years and the tariffs are now “piling on.”

“We need to reach a conclusion with a negotiation to make sure we have market access for our farmers to sell into,” Kind said. “What I hear from farmers is that they just want a good market price.”

Robert Imrie

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