U.S. agriculture has been turned on its head by the current trade war with China. Farmers like Pat Lunemann are feeling the pain. “Just about all of our commodities have been impacted,” said Lunemann. “I raise a few soybeans and those our down in price. Dairy is my business and milk prices have been subjected to a $1-to-$2 hit from the tariffs and trade issue.” Lunemann manages Twin Eagle Dairy in Minnesota’s Todd County and chairs the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council. In Lunemann’s view, the trade situation has long-term consequences. “When you lose your markets, you gain inventory that you can’t get rid of overnight.”
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