Monthly Archives: April 2018


Tariff Impact: Farmers for Free Trade Releases New Report Highlighting How Chinese Retaliation from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Taxes American Farmers

April 24, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4/24/18                                   CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com FFT releases ‘Farmers Pay the Price’ a guide to how retaliatory tariffs from the 232 trade action hurt American exports of fruit, nuts, pork and other commodities READ THE FULL REPORT HERE (Washington, D.C.) – Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan campaign to rebuild support for trade at the grassroots level, today released a new report highlighting the significant impact Chinese retaliation from steel and aluminum  tariffs will have on U.S. wine, almond, walnut, pork, cherry, and many other commodity producers. The report also shows how economies of certain states will be […]

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Farmers for Free Trade Statement on Possible Government Program for Farmers on Tariffs

April 12, 2018 by FFT | Category: Uncategorized |

(Sheridan, Wyoming) – Today, Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade released the following statement after reports that the Administration is crafting a plan to attempt to mitigate the negative impacts of retaliation on farmers from proposed tariffs with a government-run mitigation program. The Administration has not yet released details on who would receive government assistance, how they might qualify, when a program could be put into place, or how long it would last. “Farmers need sustained access to our second-largest agriculture export market. A mitigation program can’t replace markets that will be lost, and long-term impacts will […]

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Statement from Farmers for Free Trade on China Targeting U.S. Ag Exports following Section 301 Tariffs

April 4, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/4/18                                     CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com (Bozeman, Montana) – Today, Senator Max Baucus, Co-Chair of Farmers for Free Trade, released a statement after China announced plans to target U.S. ag exports as retaliation for U.S. tariffs stemming from the section 301 investigation. The full list of U.S. exports being targeted by China is available HERE. “American farmers are waking up this morning to the prospect of a 25% tax on exports that help sustain their farming operations. Farmers are watching as commodity futures tumble and the costs […]

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Statement from Farmers for Free Trade on Release of Section 301 Tariff List

April 3, 2018 by FFT | Category: Uncategorized |

​ ​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/3/18                                     CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com (Sheridan, Wyoming) – Today, Senator Max Baucus, Co-Chair of Farmers for Free Trade, released the following statement on the Section 301 tariff announcement. “Farmers are going to get squeezed by this decision from all sides. First, the tariffs the U.S. announced today will make the ag equipment and inputs they rely on more expensive. Then they’ll  face new tariffs on their exports when China retaliates. And as we saw  yesterday, China is more than willing to target American farmers with […]

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FFT Chair Baucus on Chinese Tariffs: “This is a Tax on American Farmers”

April 2, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/2/18                                     CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com Statement from Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair Max Baucus on China Imposing Tariffs on American Agriculture Products (Bozeman, MT) – Today, Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair Max Baucus released the following statement after China imposed new tariffs on American agricultural exports as retaliation for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. “This is a tax on American farmers, brought about by protectionist trade policies. American farmers appear to be the first casualties of an escalating trade war. With […]

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