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Trump Draws Ire of Farmers Caught in Trade Dispute

From hog producers in Iowa to apple growers in Washington state and winemakers in California, farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China by the president many of them helped elect.

 

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As U.S. trade representatives sit down with their Canadian and Mexican counterparts to renegotiate NAFTA, fruit and vegetable farmers in the Southeast have emerged as a staunch component of the anti-free-trade movement. That’s put them at odds with much of the U.S. agriculture industry, which has long been one of the biggest advocates—and[…]

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