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Farmers Continue To Face Tariff Uncertainty
Warn Of Impact Of Retaliatory Tariffs On Livelihood

National & Local Publications Highlight Impact Of Retaliatory Tariffs On Farmers:

  • “U.S. Farmers Are Already Suffering From Lost Chinese Orders For Corn, Soybeans And Pork,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/4/18
  • “Study: Trump’s China Tariff Could Cost Florida Thousands Of Jobs,” Tampa Bay Times, 5/4/18
  • “Hicks: Trade Disruptions Could Have Huge Impact On Indiana,” Indianapolis Star, 5/4/18
  • “Trade Rows Spell Gain, And Pain, For U.S. Grain Exports,” Reuters, 5/2/18
  • “Farmers Plant Soybeans Amid Uncertainty Over Tariffs,” Marketplace, 5/2/18
  • “Some Of Washington’s Political Battles Put Exports, Workers In Play For Agriculture,” CropLife, 5/1/18
  • “A ‘Tariffying’ Situation,” Wallaces Farmer, 5/1/18
  • “Tariffs Will Hurt Iowa Agriculture,” Wallaces Farmer, 4/30/18
  • “The Long, Hard Road To Export More U.S. Farm Products Is Filled With Potholes,” Agri-Pulse, 4/30/18
  • “Trump’s Threats On Trade Unsettle Farming, Ranching Backers,” The Associated Press, 4/29/18
  • “Trade Tariffs Could Take Toll On West Michigan Farmers,” Michigan Business, 4/29/18

Farmers Warn Against Entering A Trade War, Citing Effects On U.S. Agriculture:

Illinois Farmer Mike Rumbold: “What Worries Me And Worries A Lot Of Farmers Is The World ‘Retaliation.’  The Threats Are A Real Risk.  It’s Healthy To Have Discussions, But It’s A Real Risk If It Goes Too Far.” (Matt Buedel, “Rep. Darin LaHood Stresses Common Sense Approach To Trade,” Peoria Journal-Star, 4/30/18)

Iowa Pork Producers Association President & Farmer Gregg Hora: “We Hope To Continue To Have Open Relationships With Global Trading Partners So We Can Continue to Sell Our Excess Pork Products And Soybeans Overseas.” (Rod Swoboda, “Tariffs Will Hurt Iowa Agriculture,” Wallaces Farmer, 4/30/18)

Iowa Soybean Association President And Farmer Bill Shipley: “We Don’t Want The U.S. To Get Into A Trade War.” (Rod Swoboda, “A ‘Tariffying’ Situation,” Wallaces Farmer, 5/1/18)

Iowa Soybean Association Vice President And Farmer Lindsay Greiner: “Trade With China Is Vital, Not Only To The Hundreds Of Thousands Of U.S. Soybean Producers, But To The Rural Economies And Communities That Depend On These Exports.” (Rod Swoboda, “A ‘Terrifying’ Situation,” Wallaces Farmer, 5/1/18)

Montana Farmer Larry Johnson: “We Are Already Not The No. 1 Choice For China For Soybeans.  They Buy More Out Of Brazil, So We Certainly Don’t Want To Lose Market Or Lose Any Position There.  We Worked Hard To Try And Build Those Markets Over The Years And A 25-Percent Tariff Is Certainly Going To Hurt Sales.” (Mitch Galloway, “Trade Tariffs Could Take Toll On West Michigan Farmers,” Michigan Business, 4/29/18)

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