Wall Street Journal: For U.S. Farmers, China Tariffs’ Timing is Brutal

News / In The News March 26, 2018

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AFBF President Zippy Duvall had the first quote in a Sunday Wall Street Journal article about trade. “This could not be happening at a worse time for American agriculture,” Duvall told the WSJ, referring to the escalating trade battle with China. Tariffs the Chinese government is expected to slap on U.S. ag exports including pork, fruit and nuts, will only serve to exacerbate the slumping U.S. farm economy. China is the second-largest buyer of U.S. farm goods after Canada. Subscribers may read the full story online.

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