From boats to beer to beans, the trade war is hurting Missouri’s economy.
That’s the message that 11 business executives and farmers had for Sen. Claire McCaskill at a hearing Monday in St. Louis. All made clear that they’ll suffer lasting damage if they don’t get relief soon from tariffs imposed by the United States, China and other nations.
The frustration level was high. “It’s a farce,” Ken McInnis of Eureka-based RotoMetrics said of the process for seeking exemptions from U.S. steel tariffs. “It’s an endless series of red tape.”
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