Tariff Dispute With China Presents Potential Problems For Texas Farmers And Ranchers

Chinese tariffs have a potential of lowering demand for Texas products

President Trump’s tariff dispute with China could give troubles to Texas farmers and ranchers.

Texas Farm Bureau president Russell Boening said Chinese tariffs on everything from beef to soybeans to cotton will lower demand for Texas products, forcing producers to lower their prices.

“The amount of product that the state exports to China along with the rest of the country is quite extensive. It's going to have a negative effect on prices. There's no doubt about it,” explained Boening.

He hopes the Chinese threat of tariffs forces the United States to negotiate a deal to avoid them.

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