Tax cuts delivered in December were a win for the nation’s companies, but the economy is being held back by tariffs pushed by the Trump administration, a leader for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Eau Claire area business leaders. John Kirchner, the U.S. chamber’s manager of congressional and public affairs for the Midwest, began his presentation Friday morning at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce building on South Farwell Street by lauding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
An Eau Galle soybean farmer says a bushel of his product currently would sell for less than it costs to produce. “Regardless of when this trade issue is resolved, this is not something that is remedied overnight,” Tony Mellenthin, who also is president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association, said in a Leader-Telegram story by Erica Jones. “This has long, long-lasting consequences.” Mellenthin and others adversely affected by trade wars participated Tuesday in a