Trade tensions impact Milwaukee port

He said grain exports from Milwaukee are way down. 80,000 tons have been exported this year. In a normal year, Milwaukee can export two or three times that amount. But Fleming said steel imports keep sailing in despite U.S. tariffs.

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Editorial: A Midwest plea to Trump: Do the China trade deal

The effects are not pretty. Factory output is down nationally, and manufacturing employment has declined in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — states that were crucial to Trump’s 2016 victory. A study for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta calculated that the tariffs and trade friction “subtracted about 40,000 jobs per month from non-farm payrolls and about $259 billion in sales over the first half of the year.”

— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-china-trade-deal-20191118-5eeamuwmhzha7jdbtdzmtrxk5e-story.html