A farmer checks the condition of a soybean field in Baskerville, Virginia. Photo: Melina Mara/Washington Post

US farmers in Washington to seek end of the trade war with China

  • The US president’s trade policies have sent agricultural exports plunging, exacerbating already difficult economic conditions facing farmers
  • Average farm income has fallen to near 15-year lows under Trump
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A farmer checks the condition of a soybean field in Baskerville, Virginia. Photo: Melina Mara/Washington Post
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John Wesley Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field for harvesting in Baskerville, Virginia. The United States had been the largest exporter of soybeans to China until last summer, when growers got caught in the crossfire of the trade dispute. Photo: Melina Mara/Washington Post

China says it will buy more soybeans, but American farmers see a bleak future

  • Although growers acknowledge ‘encouraging’ pledge from Beijing, they aren’t convinced industry can get back to where it was before trade war began
Topic |   US-China trade war

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John Wesley Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field for harvesting in Baskerville, Virginia. The United States had been the largest exporter of soybeans to China until last summer, when growers got caught in the crossfire of the trade dispute. Photo: Melina Mara/Washington Post
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