Trade War

In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 2

Payments to farmers feeling the impact of the U.S. international trade war have begun. South Dakota farmers have long said they want access to markets rather than a bailout. But with no USMCA and no trade deal with China in sight, for some farmers, those subsidy dollars could mean the difference between bankruptcy and another year in business.

Where are the dollars going?

Don Carr is Senior Advisor for Environmental Working Group Midwest. He shares the EWG's analysis on how federal subsidies are distributed.

In The Moment ... May 7 2019 Show 570 Hour 2

President Donald Trump's decision to put tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports last year shocked the system. Over the weekend, the president Tweeted that he would impose levies on additional goods, placing even more focus on the conflict between the world's two largest superpowers.

Correspondent and producer Laura Sullivan previews the FRONTLINE/NPR joint investigation Trump's Trade War. It airs Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV and at

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In The Moment ... July 10, 2018 Show 375 Hr 2

China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union are strategically targeting industries with retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump administration trade policies.

Jason Ball is president and CEO of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.

He joined In The Moment to look how a trade war stands to impact the interconnected South Dakota's economy.