During Sunday night’s State of Farmers Union address, retiring president Roger Johnson said goodbye to members. Johnson took time to reflect on farm policy, focusing on trade. “There’s lots of worry that phase one will be going back to square one with China. We don’t have a good history of holding China accountable. If phase one is all we get from the China deal, I would argue this clearly isn’t worth the disruption it created.” Trade aid was also discussed. Johnson says Market Facilitation Program payments are swamping payments coming through the farm bill. This will be Johnson’s final day leading the organization.
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