President Trump is betting on an eventual agreement with the Chinese government, but farmers throughout the country continue to feel the effects of the ongoing trade war.
The Trump Admistration more than doubled the tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of Chinese imports Friday after the two sides could not come to an agreeement. China is expected to retaliate.
The American Soybean Association released a statement saying farmers expected a deal back in March.
We spoke with Central Ohio soybean farmer Bret Davis. Davis is also the Secretary of the American Soybean Association.
"It's not working. You know we're for free trade and open markets. Well let's deal with that and still negotiate, but the tariffs are hurting the American rural population, not just the farmer, but the entire rural population across the Midwest too," he said.
In a tweet on Sunday, the President said, "We are right where we want to be with China."
We are right where we want to be with China. Remember, they broke the deal with us & tried to renegotiate. We will be taking in Tens of Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China. Buyers of product can make it themselves in the USA (ideal), or buy it from non-Tariffed countries...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2019