National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President Chuck Conner says the administration thought much of the trade uncertainty could be wrapped up by now, allowing farmers to market their 2019 crop without much interference of trade policies.”That looks like that won’t be the case,” says Conner. “We don’t have a deal with China and the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement isn’t happening anytime soon. The administration is starting to look at the impact of trade on farmers in 2019.” Conner says there is still hope the Section 232 tariffs can be resolved. President Trump will be meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to resume trade discussions.
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