U.S Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he understands the growing anxiety of farmers over the trade dispute with China.
“There’s legitimate anxiety when you see prices depressing. But farmers are resilient. They understand that China has not been playing fair,” Perdue says. “They’re patriots, but they also know that patriotism can’t pay the bills—and that’s where they’re concerned.”
In an interview Thursday with CNBC, Perdue said the USDA has “tools in its toolbox” to help farmers in the event trade issues cannot be resolved.