Plain Conversation to Focus on Tariffs and Trade

“Trump’s Tariffs: Global, National and Local Perspectives” is the title of the next Plain Conversation, an educational series sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats. Patrick Bass, a professor at Morningside College, and Lauren Kaemingk, a commodity futures broker from Sioux Center, will speak on the topic Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Fruited Plain Café in Sioux Center.

Bass will discuss the recent tariff war from geopolitical, American institutional, national partisan, and local economic perspectives.  Kaemingk will talk about the impact of tariffs on our local agricultural economy. A question-and-answer time with the speakers will follow their remarks.

Bass has taught history at Morningside for 27 years. His research centers on U.S. foreign relations. He holds a doctorate in history from the Claremont Graduate University. Kaemingk has been a commodity futures broker with Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities in Sioux Center for 33 years.

Plain Conversation is a regular series sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats to educate voters about issues facing the U.S. and world. It is free and open to the public.

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