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ICYMI: Farmers & U.S. Senators Sound Off On Tariffs
Express Concern Over Tariff Threat To Exports, Supply Chains & Farm Income

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran: “All Told, It Has Been Estimated That $361 Million Of Kansas Exports Are Being Threatened By Various Tariffs.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski: “So, This Is, This Is Very, Very Significant To Us.  We’re Still Trying To Figure Out Exactly What This Means, Not Only To Our Fishermen But To The Processors, The Logistics Industry, All Aspects Of The Seafood Supply Chain.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

U.S. Senator John Boozman: “Prices Are In Freefall, Markets Have Collapsed, Mills Will Be Closing Unless The Situation Is Resolved Fairly Soon.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

Montana Grain Growers Association President Michele Erickson-Jones: “For Young And Beginning Farmers Like Me The Stakes Are Even Higher.  We Are Often Highly Leveraged, Just Establishing Our Operations, As Well Trying To Ensure We Have Access To Enough Capital To Successfully Grow Our Operations.  Increased Trade Tensions And Market Uncertainty Makes Our Path Forward And Our Hopes To Pass The Farm On To Our Sons Less Clear.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

Texas Farmer Russell Boening: “Agriculture Is Bearing The Brunt Of Retaliation At A Time When Farmers Are Already Facing Low Commodity Prices, High Input Costs And Unpredictable Weather.  Net Farm Income Has Also Dropped 52 Percent In The Last Five Years, Making It Extremely Difficult For Farmers And Ranchers To Continue Operating.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap: “The Current Tariffs, Continuing Back-And-Forth Retaliatory Actions And Trade Uncertainties Are Hitting American Agriculture From All Sides And Are Causing Us To Lose Our Markets.  Once You Lose A Market, It Is Really Tough To Get Back.” (Doug Palmer, “Trump Tariffs Sting Farmers, Businesses From Sea To Shining Sea,” Politico, 8/1/18)

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