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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.