Agriculture

fall-in-the-fingerlakesLiz Peek, writing in The Hill, writes: We are told that the tariff tiffs have caused a collapse in U.S. agricultural exports to China, and consequent heartbreak in our heartland. It isn’t true.

What are her arguments?

  • DOA forecasts an increase in farm income this year.
  • What about Obama?
  • Subsidies offset losses.
  • Farmers Union is dominated by Democrats.
  • House Dems haven’t passed USMCA.

None of her points, right or wrong, directly support her thesis. Her conclusion: Democrats don’t care about farmers.

Well, maybe there is some truth in Trump critics’ claims. Peek writes:

The reality is that yes, the trade confrontation with China has hurt the farm community. But many in that group continue to support the president, confident that his quest to rein in Beijing’s unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property are worth some short-term pain.

Liz Peek is a conservative Fox News contributor.

 

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/460208-farmers-prosper-in-spite-of-trumps-trade-battle-with-china

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