Dec 12, 2019

Welcome to Tariff Land

Today, we're doing the numbers on where agriculture aid is going amid the trade war, and spend some time with three Iowa farmers to see how they're coping.

Segments From this episode

Tariff land: How farmers in Iowa are dealing with the trade war

Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
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These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout

Dec 12, 2019
A government program has given billions in subsidies to farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war.
A view of a combine being used to harvest soybeans in a field at a farm in Iowa.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Why is inflation still so low?

With the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, wages — and prices — should be rising faster than they are.
One reason inflation is so low might be globalization.
David McNew/Getty Images

Automatic Reply: "There's a good boy"

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Mateo Eaton is barking crazy about out of office messages.
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Music from the episode

Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
Chosen Blood Orange
Sunny Sloth Monster Rally
Feels Right Carly Rae Jepsen, Electric Guest
Chartreuse Capital Cities

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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