For farmers already struggling from Trump’s trade war, the government shutdown is making life even harder
|01/16/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- About a fourth of the government has been shut down since late December, making it the longest partial closure on record.
- The government shutdown has thwarted support programs for farmers hurting from tariffs.
- It has also cut off access to data on business and agricultural conditions.
In July, Wisconsin soybean grower Brad Kremer told Sen. Ron Johnson he had lost tens of thousands of dollars as a result of tariffs.
The Republican lawmaker had been holding a roundtable following backlash over trade tensions, later sending President Donald Trump a letter outlining the ways protectionism would hurt local businesses.
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