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New tariffs start today on U.S. soybeans imported to China, but Ohio farmers have already been feeling the pinch.
Farmers in Ohio, one of the states that helped push Donald Trump to victory in the 2016 election, are going to be hit very hard as the president follows through with new tariffs on China, according to a new Ohio State University analysis.
On May 18 the draft 2018 Farm Bill failed on the House floor with a lack of votes from Democrats and several moderate Republicans.
A numbers rundown: Ben Brown, manager of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University, helped publish a study in May predicting that Ohio farmers would lose 59 percent of their income if a 25 percent tariff were imposed on U.S. soybeans.
Ohio corn and soybean farmers could be dealt a devastating blow if China imposes tariffs on U.S. imports.
USDA estimates that 75% of the U.S. soybean crop is good or excellent condition which is above our five-year trend.
As the possibility of a trade war between the United States and Canada becomes increasingly plausible, Ohio is uniquely positioned to be a casualty.
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Ohio Soybean Association expressed concern over result of tariffs on Chinese imports.
Some farmers in Clark County said they are cautiously optimistic about business prospects despite increasing uncertainty from issues ranging from a potential trade war, environmental concerns and and a farm bill that recently hit a snag in Congress.