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Letter to the Editor: Tariffs, turf, temptation

 

Last updated 8/1/2018 at 6:38pm



To the Editor:

The current U.S. government recently placed tariffs on some Chinese imports into this country. China is the largest market for our agricultural raw materials, with a tax upon entry. The Chinese have retaliated by placing an additional 25-percent tariff on selected imports from the U.S. Just recently, the Trump administration announced the prospect of government subsidies to be paid for farmers injured by Chinese tariffs. Congress has a jaundiced eye toward more unnecessary deficit spending, so these promises are speculation.

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