Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Dale Moore to CBS: This is Definitely a Body Blow

News / In The News August 7, 2019

CBS Evening News featured American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore in a story about the impact of China’s latest trade announcement on agriculture. “It’s American farmers who are worried. China says that it will stop buying agricultural products from the U.S.,” reported CBS.

“Here we are again going through battles over a number of issues and farmers and ranchers are right in the crosshairs,” said Moore, executive vice president. “Yes, this is definitely a body blow when they made that announcement.”

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