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Capital Region industry bracing for impact of trade war with China

Louisiana exports more than 20 billion agricultural products annually, says Caitlin Cain, CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. Most are soybeans that go to China. In 2016, the state’s total exports equaled over $48 billion, the bulk of which went to China, California and Mexico. Cain says the state is a top 10 exporter, especially for grain, seafood, rice, oilseed, petrochemicals, rubber and resins—many of which could see higher tariffs.