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Americans For Farmers & Families Speaks Out Against Imposed & Proposed Tariff

Missouri Farmer & AFF Spokesperson Casey Guernsey Warns Of Long-Term Negative Tariff Impact On Supply Chain:

KCUR 89.3’S LISA RODRIGUEZ: “Missouri farmers say the United States trade war with China could have long-lasting effects beyond the current growing season.  Today, China put tariffs on $34 billion worth of American imports in response to American tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration.  Casey Guernsey is a spokesman for a coalition of ag interests and also raises bulls in northwest Missouri to sell to other beef farms.  He said his customers were already gearing up for the impact of the tariffs.” (KCUR 89.3, 7/6/18)

CASEY GUERNSEY: “We’ve seen our customers reduce the size of their herds over the last few months and that’s going to directly impact us.  And we know that’s going to directly impact the market for a long-term because they’re eliminating breeding stock.” (KCUR 89.3, 7/6/18)

RODRIGUEZ: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says nearly $900 million in Missouri exports are threatened by Chinese, Canadian & Mexican tariffs.” (KCUR 89.3, 7/6/18)

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Montana Grain Growers Association President & AFF Spokesperson Michelle Erickson-Jones Encourages Trade, Not Tariffs:

CNBC’S TYLER MATHISEN: “What would you tell the president if you had the opportunity to speak to him?” (CNBC, 7/13/18)

MICHELLE ERICKSON-JONES: “I would say, ‘Mr. President, we in agriculture have been satisfied and pleased with your efforts to get done tax reform and some of the regulatory rollbacks.  Those have been essential for the agricultural economy, but we would certainly like to see us get back to the negotiating table, finalize [the North American Free Trade Agreement] NAFTA, pursue new trade agreements, and open up some more global markets for agriculture across the nation and in Montana specifically, and to back away from some of the tariffs and some of the more risky policies for our agricultural economics.’” (CNBC, 7/13/18)

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