Louisiana Public Square: "Tariff Tensions"

Airs Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. Louisiana is ranked among the three states most vulnerable to a U.S. trade war with China. While China has long been the state’s largest soybean market, farmers saw exports plunge after a retaliatory tariff of 25 percent was imposed on the crop in response to U.S. tariffs on imported Chinese goods. As the tariff conflict continues, tens of billions of dollars of investments in refining, chemical manufacturing and energy exports are put into jeopardy. So, who are Louisiana’s winners and losers in the trade wars? And what is the end game for the conflict? Louisiana Public Square travels to Alexandria to look for answers on "Tariff Tensions" airing statewide Wednesday, October 23 at 7p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are:
•  Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., ULL Blanco Public Policy Center
•  Andy Brown, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
•  Saul Newsome, Newsome International Law, LLC
•  Scott Poole, RoyOMartin

The program includes interviews with Dr. Faik Koray, Chair of the LSU Economics Department; Don Fowler, president of AFCO Industries in Alexandria, George Lacour with G & G Farms in Pointe Coupee Parish and Greg Bowser with the Louisiana Chemical Association.

LPB News Anchor, Natasha Williams, hosts.