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THEY SAID IT!
U.S. House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert:Farmers Are Facing “Severe & Devastating Uncertainty”

U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee On Trade Chairman Dave Reichert: “Most Of Our Agriculture Producers Today Rely Heavily On Export Markets, And Unfortunately, Many Of These Farmers And Producers Are Now Facing The Loss Of Not Just One Of Their Top International Export Markets, But Their Top 2, 3, And 4 Export Markets All At Once.  They Are Facing Severe And Devastating Uncertainty – And That Goes Right To Their Profitability.” (Representative Dave Reichert, “Chairman Reichert Leads Hearing On The Effects On Tariffs On Agriculture And Rural Communities,” Press Release, 7/18/18)

  • Reichert: “I’ve Heard Heart-Wrenching Stories, In Some Cases Of Farmers And Families Already Scrambling To Make Ends Meet, Who Are Forced To Make Difficult Decisions To Cope With The Uncertainty Caused By Tariffs … Entire Rural Communities Are Affected When Farmers Are Struggling – Their Suppliers And Workers, And Even Banks, Restaurants, And School Districts.” (Representative Dave Reichert, “Chairman Reichert Leads Hearing On The Effects On Tariffs On Agriculture And Rural Communities,” Press Release, 7/18/18)
  • Reichert: “In My Home State Of Washington, One Winery Has Already Lost $500,000 In Export Sales After China Imposed A Tariff In Retaliation For The Section 232 Tariffs – Their Shipments Dropped By 50 Percent In The Second Quarter Alone. In Another Sector, USDA Reported That China Canceled Nearly $140 Million In Soybean Contracts At The End Of June.” (Representative Dave Reichert, “Chairman Reichert Leads Hearing On The Effects On Tariffs On Agriculture And Rural Communities,” Press Release, 7/18/18)

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