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Patience Is Waning For Iowa Farmers Impacted By Trade War

Patience Is Waning For Iowa Farmers Impacted By Trade War
China will exclude U.S. soybeans and pork from its latest round of tariffs, yet many Iowa farmers are concerned as the trade dispute continues to impact their bottom lines. 
 
David Differding and his wife Susan own Timeless Prairie Orchard, a small apple farm in Winthrop, Iowa. He says his business has lost tens of thousands of dollars as rising tariffs lead large-scale apple producers in Washington to flood the market with the lower priced produce they're unable to export.
 
Differding says farmers' patience is running out, which may show up in political opinion, and possibly even upcoming elections.
 
"This is business, and they have to realize that what they're doing to businesses across the United States and not just in Iowa is hurting everybody," Differding says. "And the markets that they've worked years to gain are not going to come back right away. And that's going to be the long term effect of what's happening."
 
 
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