trade war

Drew Eggers stood at the edge of one of his stubble fields when he plucked a patch of mint left over from harvest.

“You can smell the spearmint,” he said, offering it up for a sniff.


President Donald Trump mentioned Boise-based Micron during his speech before the United Nations on Tuesday, using the high-tech company to denounce China’s trade tactics.

 


A new trade deal with Japan could soon help out dairymen, cattlemen, corn and wheat farmers, among many others.


The Rhodium Group

Since 2016, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. has plunged by 90 percent. That includes things like tech, agriculture and real estate-all drivers in the region's economy. But that dip isn't being felt in our region, yet.

Where’s the beef? Not in China.

President Trump’s escalating trade beef with China has frozen plans to sell more Montana steaks, hamburgers and jerky to Chinese consumers.

Trade spats between the United States with China and Canada have dominated headlines as of late. But we are also in an ongoing dispute with India and it’s crippling so-called “pulse crop” farmers in the Mountain West.

Willow Belden

Wyoming lawmakers are sticking by President Trump as he escalates his global trade war even as fear is growing that it will soon be felt from the state's oil fields all the way down to the electronics you rely on.

The Chinese government has retaliated in what appears to be an escalating trade war. The government says it will slap tariffs on a long list of American goods including pork and fruit, a move that could put producers across the region in a bind.

China buys a lot of American pork. And while Iowa may be this country’s pig-producing colossus, tariffs would hit producers everywhere, including states in the Mountain West like Utah and Colorado.