US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

Publisher: Politico

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22 Oct 2018

Trump tariffs lead to bleak 2019 farm forecasts

President Donald Trump’s trade war is already prompting farmers and agricultural forecasters to plan for a dismal 2019 growing season before the fall harvest is complete. Trade disputes — namely the escalating feud with China — have weighed on commodity prices and the president has threatened to ratchet up tariffs rather than ease tensions come Jan. 1. To boot, ordinary business costs like fertilizer and fuel appear to be on the rise, further squeezing bottom lines.
President Donald Trump’s trade war is already prompting farmers and agricultural forecasters to plan for a dismal 2019...

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