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As Cost of Trade War Grows, Farmers Stick With Trump—for Now

  • ‘In the long run, this could benefit us,’ soy producer says
  • Lower exports, prices compound lowest farm income in 12 years
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Farmers And The U.S. Trade War
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President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China, Mexico and Canada are already eroding the value of American agricultural production, with soybean growers alone expected to lose at least $3.2 billion during the next crop season.

But many farmers -- including some whose incomes are plunging as exports stall -- are sticking by the man they helped vote into office. They’d just like him to win the trade war quickly, before the fall harvest starts compounding the problem in a couple of months -- when congressional midterm elections also will be heating up.