TARIFFS

Commerce Secretary To Visit Fargo Next Week

Wilbur Ross Will talk about the president's trade policies

FARGO, N.D. — Another one of President Trump’s cabinet members is coming to North Dakota. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to visit Fargo next Thursday to talk about the president’s trade policies that have led to tariffs on steel, aluminum and soybeans. Rep. Kevin Cramer will host Ross and says he will meet with farmers and business leaders. Cramer…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Goes Door-to-Door on Campaign Trail

Cramer is making phone calls and knocking on doors to gain votes before the election

FARGO, N.D. — We’re only 100 days away from the senate election race. Rep. Kevin Cramer is making phone calls and knocking on doors to gain votes before the big day. Congressman Kevin Cramer says one of the things that makes North Dakota a good state for national, political activism is its size. “It’s a small state, very few voters and…

President Trump: The European Union Will Buy “A Lot of Soybeans”

the United States and the EU have agreed to work toward ``zero tariffs'' and ``zero subsidies'' on non-automobile goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what could be great news for North Dakota and Minnesota producers, President Donald Trump says the European Union has agreed to buy “a lot of soybeans”. The President says the United States and the EU have agreed to work toward “zero tariffs” and “zero subsidies” on non-automobile goods. The EU will also increase its imports of…

ND Congressional Candidate Schneider Wants Congress To Have A Say With Tariffs

The congressional candidate and former state senate minority leader says he is truly disappointed in the administration's actions

FARGO, N.D. — Mac Schneider says the trade war with China is affecting North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The congressional candidate and former state senate minority leader says he is truly disappointed in the administration’s actions. He says it is extremely harmful to be in a trade war, not just with China, but with our allies. Schneider is letting the…

President Donald Trump Speaks to Thousands Supporting Rep. Kevin Cramer

Trump also talked about his travel ban, trade tariffs and healthcare

FARGO, N.D. — Cheers from the crowd erupted when President Donald Trump finally entered Scheels Arena. He came to the metro to voice his support for U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, who is in the midst of his campaign against current Senator Heidi Heitkamp for a spot in the U.S. Senate. “You need a senator who doesn’t just talk like they’re…

Trump Supporters, Protesters Verbally Clash Outside Scheels Arena

The two groups chanted at each other with police separating them

FARGO, N.D. — While President Trump spoke inside Scheels Arena, several Trump supporters and protesters went head to head outside the arena. The two groups exchanged chants and barbs about topics ranging from Trump’s proposed border wall to his treatment of families detained on the border. Protesters set up outside the Cash Wise in West Fargo around 4:00 in the afternoon,…

President Trump’s Tariffs on Aluminum, Steel To Take Effect

TrueNorth Steel in Fargo is just one of the companies affected by the new tariffs

FARGO, N.D. — Those who work in America’s steel and aluminum industries say there will always be a need for international imports. “The current U.S. capacity cannot meet the demands of the United States, so we would need imports pretty much in every situation,” said Dan Kadrmas, president of TrueNorth Steel. But trading steel and aluminum with other countries does…

North Dakota Farmers Brace Themselves for Impending Tariffs

Farmer from Steele County thinks producers might feel the biggest impact of any group from the tariffs

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. — Randy Richards is one of many farmers thinking that times could become hectic for farmers in North Dakota. On Wednesday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced a 25 percent tariff on 106 US products, including soybeans. “They’re the hardest on agriculture because agriculture is the only we thing that we export a lot of that balances out…

Import Tariffs on China Could Spell Trouble for North Dakota Farmers

North Dakota farmers have 7 million acres of farmland devoted to soybean production

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — President Trump recently enforced $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. With China quickly putting its own tariffs on American goods, one field that could be in trouble is agriculture. “We’re long term going to see some kind of impact in agriculture partly because it’s the easiest thing for them to do quickly and partly because of…

Heitkamp And Hoeven Have Concerns About President Trump’s Tariffs

Concerned About The Loss Of American Jobs And Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Senators seem to be in agreement on President Trump’s new tarrifs. They both say they could harm the state’s economy. The president was joined at the White House by American steel and aluminum workers as he signed tariffs that international allies and congressional Republicans have warned against. The tariffs will go into effect in 15…