Trade War Sowing Seeds of Doubt With US Farmers

Posted on May 15, 2019 3:10 am

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The typical routines of life on a family farm carry a heavier burden these days for Pam Johnson. “First thing I do is make a pot of coffee,” she told VOA in an interview in one of the cavernous sheds that contain her green and yellow John Deere farming equipment. Once she has that coffee, she “(goes) to the computer and look at what grain prices have done overnight and usually do a gut clutch, because they’ve been going down. They’re at five-month lows.” Driven there in part by retaliatory tariffs imposed by one of the largest importers of U.S.