The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has opened a public comment period on the trade dispute with China. Now is the time to tell the USTR to negotiate a better deal for Kansas farmers and ranchers.
Kansas farmers and ranchers are already facing low commodity prices and the uncertainty of a "trade war" drives prices even lower, hurting farmers and ranchers and rural communities. Commodity prices will fall as both sides ratchet the trade dispute upward.
China continues to add more agricultural products to its target list which includes beef, cotton, pork, nuts and soybeans to receive tariffs up to 25 percent. Soybeans and cotton are our top two ag exports to China.
Comments are being accepted through May 11 and we need your voice to make sure Farm Bureau members are heard loud and clear in the process.