Key Words: It’s not weather that could hurt U.S. farmers the most, it’s Trump’s Nafta redo

‘Unless Trump wants to compensate with more taxpayer subsidies, the best way to boost incomes is to let farmers sell in more markets, not fewer.’

Wall Street Journal editorial page

The prospect of trade protectionism leaves a farm belt that largely voted for Donald Trump and ag industry-leading California, which did not go Trump’s way last November, in the same tough spot.

A strong dollar and declining export volumes are already biting the American farmer, notes The Wall Street Journal editorial page. And that’s before the potential risk of sweeping trade reforms billed by the Trump administration as “fairer” for the U.S.

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