International Trade Wars

Indiana Economic Digest

Today:   Indiana University Northwest economics professor Micah Pollak talks about the impact that the Trump administration's "tariff war" is beginning to have on industries and jobs in northwest Indiana and the rest of the Hoosier State -- including agriculture.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reporting that 812,600 Indiana jobs are supported by global trade.

The annual Farm Bill – now on the U.S. Senate floor – adds additional funding to help farmers in response to the Trump administration's international trade wars.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says the bipartisan effort in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will help Hoosier farmers combat lower profits.

“We have included additional funding, for the export programs,” Donnelly says.