South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said Friday that President Donald Trump’s trade wars have “devastated” her state.
“South Dakota has been devastated by the trade wars that are going on,” Noem explained in an interview with Politico.
She noted that the woes of farmers affect “every main street business, everybody that has another entity out there that relies on a successful ag industry.”
“I have consistently been an advocate for wrapping up these trade discussions and making sure we’re getting access to better markets,” she continued, before adding, “The problem is that this has gone on now for a long period of time.”
“Farmers are used to risk, they’re used to prices going up and down and having that, but this sustained low commodity prices, frankly, is driving a lot of family businesses out of business,” she elaborated. “That is why we need to have some serious consideration for wrapping this up quickly.”