Soybean farmers are on the front line of the brewing trade war

Apr 6, 2018
Originally published on April 6, 2018 9:40 am

China is America's biggest soybean customer, to the tune of $14 billion last year. 

Michigan is a major soybean producer, which means farmers in the state are on the front line of this brewing trade war.

Kathy Maurer with the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee joined Stateside today to explain how the threat of a 25 percent tariff has impacted America’s soybean farmers, and what those farmers hope will result from negotiations between Beijing and Washington. She also explains the ripple effect Michigan’s economy could see should a trade war ensue.

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