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What’s a tariff? | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

LSU Economics Chair Faik Koray, Ph.D. explains what tariffs are and how they’re used.

Opposed to tariffs | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Faik Koray, Ph.D., chair of LSU’s Economics Department, describes his opposition to tariffs.

Weakening our position | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

LSU Economics Chair Faik Koray, Ph.D. says that while there are legitimate concerns with China’s trade practices, the US is weakening its position by how it is approaching the problem.

Tariff Rollout | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Don Fowler, CEO of the Alexandria manufacturer AFCO, explains how tariffs on different materials are rolled out.

China and cotton | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Pointe Coupee Parish farmer George LaCour gives his opinion on how China is controlling cotton prices.

China and technology | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

George LaCour with “G & G Farms” explains one of China’s unfair trade practices.

The Rain Forest | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Pointe Coupee Parish farmer George LaCour points out that the trade wars is indirectly leading to a loss of the Brazilian Rain Forest.

NAFTA | Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Chemical Association CEO Greg Bowser explains the multiple unknowns in the US-China trade wars.

October 2019 - Tariff Tensions

Last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released a study that ranked Louisiana among the top three states most vulnerable in a U.S. trade war with China. Tens of billions of dollars of investments in refining, chemical manufacturing and energy exports could stall if tariffs rise.

China has long been the state’s largest soybean export market. While China announced it won't impose additional tariffs on U.S. soybeans in September, that’s likely to be temporary.

Who are Louisiana 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" Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Join host Natasha Williams, LPB news anchor; residents from the Alexandria area; and experts from Louisiana’s economic sectors as they examine the challenges of the trade war.

The panelists will be:

  • Stephen Barnes, ULL Blanco Public Policy Center
  • Andy Brown, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
  • Saul Newsome, Newsome International Law, LLC
  • Scott Poole, RoyOMartin


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Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.