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Trade wars target Washington agriculture


I recently traveled across Washington’s Fourth Congressional District to speak with farmers from each county and to hear their concerns about an upcoming Farm Bill. One of the largest concerns expressed by farmers had little to do with congressional action, however: Central Washington farmers expressed their anxiety about the impact of a potentially escalating trade war with global trading partners.

President Trump recently announced new tariffs worth billions of dollars on products manufactured by China. The reasons he cited for tariffs are certainly valid: Some countries have not been p...

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