American Farmers Struggle To Stay Afloat Amid Floods And Trade War
Muhammad Irfan 10 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 09:00 AM
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :Caught in the middle of a trade war and hammered by massive spring floods, American farmers are facing a tough year and worry about their future, yet some still trust President Donald Trump.
It's "a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by," said Zippy Duvall, president of the Farm Bureau, the country's largest agricultural association.
Trump's Democratic rivals in next year's presidential election have seized on the trade war, with former vice president Joe Biden saying the dispute "is going to cause a lot (of people) to go bankrupt" during a stop last week in Iowa, an agricultural state that backed the president in the 2016 election.
Trump shrugged off the criticism on Tuesday, saying the blame for the hardship lies with the Chinese.
"They've said they're going to buy farm products. So far, they've disappointed me with the truth," he said.