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Arkansas-Democrat Gazette: Farmers Facing a ‘Perfect Storm’

News / In The News October 17, 2018

The Arkansas-Democrat Gazette quoted AFBF President Zippy Duvall in an article about trade. “For most farmers, 2018 is looking a lot like the four previous years – low prices for their crops, dairy and beef – but with a twist: They got caught up this year in a trade war,” reported the paper. “Tariffs are just one part of a ‘perfect storm’ facing farmers this year,” Duvall said in a speech to attendees at the Woodruff County Farm Bureau annual meeting, reported the paper. Further, “Our farmers don’t have enough help,” Duvall said. “Nobody wants to do our work. We’re fighting over immigration policy. When I go around and talk to farmers, that’s the No. 1 issue.”

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