Farm bureau says tariffs will hurt farmers in the long run

Farm bureau says tariffs will hurt farmers in the long run

The Illinois Farm Bureau is asking the Trump administration to reconsider the tariffs with China.

Officials for the Illinois farm bureau said this continued war on tariffs are really affecting farmers.

They said the longer the tariffs are in place, the more damaging they are for Illinois farmers.

Manager of Sangamon County Farm Bureau, Jim Berge, said the chair is in large yields they’re expecting this harvest could really cause their prices to drop.

Officials with the Farm Bureau said they do applaud the Trump administration for their efforts to balance the marketplace but if it goes on for too long if you deeply hurt the agricultural market.

"Agriculture can only take those lumps for so long though and we ask them to be expedite what they do and to ensure that the stability of the Illinois agriculture and our farmers are intact,” Berge said.

Officials also said if countries find someone to supply them with agricultural products, they will lose that market.

Officials said getting a market back is extremely difficult.

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