Farm groups continue to call for resolution on trade disputes.
David Preisler, CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers, tells Brownfield American pig farmers have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico.
“Now we’re faced with increasing tariffs from Mexico (starting today), which will bring the tariff from 10 percent up to 20 percent. Those are things we just can’t afford as we go forward.”
He says the last half of 2018 was probably going to be a challenge for pork producers even without the trade disruptions.