Sen. Thune talks tariffs at Black Hills Stock Show

RAPID CITY S.D. – United States Senator John Thune made an appearance on Friday at the Black Hills Stock Show.

He answered questions from farmers and ranchers. Among them, was ‘how will the President’s tariffs affect us?’

Currently, the US is in the middle of a tariff ceasefire with China after they agreed to buy millions of dollars worth of goods. Thune says leaders need to focus on resolving tariffs and opening up new markets.

“China is one market, Japan is another big market,” said Thune, “We’re in the process of negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the European Union so there are lots of opportunities. What I’m hearing is we want the President to be successful, but we want these process to move forward so we can get these deals in effect.”

Thune also said China’s retaliatory tariffs can make it harder for South Dakota products to be sold in the global market.

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