TRADE WAR WATCH: The Week In Trade War News

As Trump’s trade war intensifies, voters across the country are reading about the tariffs’ brutal effects on farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses — and they’re seeing Republican candidates fail to stand up to Trump’s reckless policies.

In Kentucky, WHAS News reports, “Soybean farmers in Indiana and Kentucky could earn hundreds of millions of dollars less this year if prices do not rebound soon.”

In Indiana, grain and beef cattle farmer Dale Whittsit says, “To say that it’s going to get better, that doesn’t do any good. With the farm economy as it is, some farmers may not be around next year.”

In Florida, with hurricane season underway, WEAR TV reports the price of hurricane shutters is on the rise, and “customers could pay at least 20-percent more because of the tariff.”

And in Spartanburg, South Carolina, major employer BMW has said “it might cut investment and production in Spartanburg if selling its American-made sport-utility vehicles abroad became too expensive.”
Here’s just a sample of what voters across the country have seen in the past five days:

Star Tribune: For soybeans, there was a boom in sales, and now a bust
NBC2 News: New tariffs affecting supply of hurricane shutters in South Florida
Detroit Free Press: Auto leaders at hearing say tariffs will cut U.S. jobs, raise consumer costs
Washington Examiner: Trade war bruises family farms in Trump country
The Tennessean: An open letter from farmers: Trump tariffs are damaging | Opinion
Associated Press: Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs
Times-Republican: New policies hit Iowa farmers hard
Associated Press: Trade tensions weigh on outlook for rural parts of 10 states
The New York Times: Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW
KTIC: Tariffs Could Be a Long Haul
Associated Press: Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates
Dubois County Herald: Farmers starting to feel effects of trade war
WHAS11: Trump trade war could cost farmers millions
CNN: With trade war looming, farmers brace for impact
CNBC: Trump’s tariffs could derail Volvo Cars’ production plans in the US, CEO warns
AG Daily: Montana farmer tells House tariffs are keeping her up at night
The Washington Post: How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers
CNBC: Here’s how much your next car could cost if Trump auto tariffs go through
Springfield News-Leader: Bass Pro’s boat business endangered by President Trump’s aluminum tariff, McCaskill says
Reuters: Trade war puts the hoof into U.S. pig part exports to China
WEAR TV: Price of hurricane shutters on the rise with President Trump’s tariff on aluminum
The Washington Post: The Finance 202: Trump’s trade offensive is producing brutal local headlines
Inside Indiana Business: Indiana Businesses Fret Potential Trade War
Orlando Sentinel: Orlando CEO: Boating industry in danger after Trump tariffs
New Hampshire Union Leader: Trump’s trade war hits home for NH businesses
Springfield News-Leader: ‘Trying to keep the faith’: Missouri farmers brace for Trump’s trade war — and drought
CNN: Utah and Colorado Farmers “Pushed to the Brink” by Trade War
MSNBC: Nebraska Farmers Feeling Effects of Trump’s Trade War as Harvest Nears
WIS TV: Midlands soybean farmers take major hit to bottom line thanks to Chinese tariffs
Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay and Florida businesses expect tariffs to drive prices up
Courier Journal: Southern Indiana and Kentucky have a lot to lose in a trade war
Maine Public Radio: Maine Lobster Industry Deals With New Tariffs From China
Daily Inter Lake: Trump’s Trade Policies Hurting Montana Ag
NBC News: Trump’s auto tariffs will cost consumers $83 billion, insiders tell Commerce in hearing
The Mercury News: Trump’s tariffs on aluminum may affect how much you pay for beer