The U.S. and China will continue trade negotiations next month. In the meantime, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the U.S. is in a long-term funk with China. “As a country, we’re asking China to change their form of government and their intersection of business. It’s a state controlled economy and it may be a challenge.” Johnson says China needs to be held accountable for its actions, but the U.S. is making a mistake by taking on China alone. “After ostracizing many of our allies around the world, I think that makes this more difficult. I’m glad they are talking, but I’m not hopeful they’ll come to an agreement soon.” Trade is one policy focus as National Farmers Union members meet in Washington D.C. this week for the fall fly-in.
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