In the short-term, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says tariffs are painful, but improved trade agreements will benefit the country long-term. “No, the European Union isn’t China, but it sends a strong message. I mean, when you when you have an agreement with the EU coming to the table, they will be purchasing more soybeans from the United States than they ever have before. They indicated they would start doing that immediately. It sends a message across the world that if China really does want to continue to have the benefit of doing business with the United States, then they need to come to the table and start being more fair.” Noem joined U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other lawmakers in a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday.