During last week’s trade talks between the U.S. and China, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said most American farmers still favor the hard stance the Trump Administration has taken against China.
“We’re not gonna surrender to their world domination efforts. And we know that agriculture is gonna be retaliated against because that’s the most productive sector we have we’re exporting we’ve got an export surplus there.]
Perdue added most farmers don’t want to deal with “cheaters”. For the farmers, such as Washington cherry growers, being financially hurt by the trade war, Perdue said help is available.
“The Market Facilitation Program is helping people to get through.”
And Perdue says for the most part, farmers are still “hanging in there”.
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