Farm Bureau Calls For Trade Dispute Resolution

Aug 12, 2019

Georgia farmers are facing more uncertainty after China announced last week it has stopped buying U.S. agricultural products.

 

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling for a quick end to the U.S. trade dispute with China.

 

Tripp Cofield with the Georgia Farm Bureau echoed that call. 

He said some Georgia farmers support the notion of better trading terms with China.

 

"They think that they'll be better off in the end, even if there's some short-term pain. Certainly the trade aid helps,” Cofield said. “But I think if you ask them, most of them, they'd rather have a good crop and a good price and open markets."

 

Recently President Trump set aside $16 billion in federal aid for farmers losing money as a result of the U.S. trade war with China.