Perdue: Steel, aluminum tariffs ‘need to be removed’ for farmers

Editor’s note: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue comes from the globalist/multinational school of agriculture which supported failed free trade policies that have injured US agriculture for decades. President Trump signed an executive order directing the US Department of Agriculture to use every bit of legal authority it has to protect farmers and ranchers from China’s retaliation.…

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Press Release: CPA Disappointed in Agriculture Secretary’s Criticism of Tariffs

USDA failed to craft a strategy to protect farmers and ranchers  Washington. Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue wrongly criticized the tariff actions imposed in 2018 by President Trump. In response, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA)—whose members include many US agricultural producers—reaffirmed its support for the imposition of tariffs and is calling on the US Department of Agriculture…

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Bloomberg on Tariff Truthers

Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist, is featured in this Bloomberg article, Seven Fixes for American Capitalism in which he defends tariffs as pro-growth and pro-jobs.   Excerpt: Tariff Truthers If there’s one thing most economists around the world today can agree on, it’s that tariffs are bad. Protect one domestic industry with an import tax, and you hurt a…

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New Anti-Tariff Study Again Cries “Wolf”

Erroneous 2018 Predictions Repeated  By Steven Byers, CPA Senior Economist Nearly a year after predicting 470,000 jobs would be lost due to President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, Trade Partnership Worldwide has published an updated study titled “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on the US Economy and Workers.” The new report examines potential future impacts from different tariff scenarios. The previous…

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Trump’s Tariffs Help the U.S. Steel Industry

Editors note: this letter to the editor is a good rebuttal to a wrongheaded anti tariff piece by the Wall Street Journal editorial board. The Trump administration’s policies are also benefiting the broader manufacturing sector. Your editorial “Steel Tariff Profiteers” (Feb. 4) ignores the facts of the global steel-overcapacity crisis and the long-term damage imports have…

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