ST. PAUL — Minnesota Farm Bureau has significant concerns over China’s actions to impose tariffs including a 25 percent tariff on several pork products in addition to other products. Minnesota farmers rely on market opportunities abroad.
“China is a critical market for Minnesota agriculture, especially for soybeans, dairy, pork and wheat. The recent actions by one of our largest trade partners could prove to be detrimental to Minnesota farmers and ranchers,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. “The current trade disputes need to be resolved without harming agriculture.”
Minnesota Farm Bureau – Farmers ● Families ● Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
Source: Morning Ag Clips