Lost sales to China will be hard to regain

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Opinion

March 6, 2019 - 10:38 AM

With the United States and China in the midst of another round of trade negotiations, Kansas farmers have their fingers crossed that sanctions against agricultural commodities, including meat, dairy and grain, will be lifted. 

It’s been seven months since tariffs between the countries were ramped up. A hiatus in the tariff war beginning in December has allowed a trickle of trade. 

Yet with a 25 percent duty tax still imposed on soybeans, U.S. sales to China are down by 13.5 metric tons, a value of $7.9 billion, according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

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