Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer; Michelle Jones, president of the Montana Grain Growers Association; and Iowa farmer Tom Burrack join the Friday Free For All, discussing the impacts of tariffs, the Senate’s farm bill reform, and a caller questions what could be done instead to combat China on trade.
“Why did we have to tear up the whole world to deal with China?”
Despite all the backlash on tariffs, Burrack said the president is doing what he said he would be doing with China. The panel weighs in on Peter Navarro, one of President Trump’s top trade advisors. On Thursday, he said China is playing a ”zero-sum game” when it comes to trade.
How should the U.S. be handling China?
The European Union is planning retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. if President Trump chooses to go forward with tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. Listener Nicholas from Missouri asks the panel how Trump should have handled China.
Farm bill reforms in the Senate
The farm bill is still being worked on by Congress. Hear what the panel says could happen with it and when it could be under the president’s pen.