Today farmers in America's farm belt are facing tough times with no end in sight. The trade war with China has taken a toll by bringing grain exports to a near halt. This has caused grain prices to tumble adding to the list of blows hitting farmers. The USDA forecasts the farm sector’s risk of insolvency to be at its highest level since 2002.
From the farmer's point of view, Trump may have made a big mistake when he recently decided to hold off on additional tariffs on Chinese goods because his move will result in dragging out trade negotiations. The article below delves into the pain farmers are feeling.