Monthly Archives: June 2018

Pennsylvania Apple Orchard Owner Featured in New Ad Highlighting the Impact of Tariffs on Family Farmers  

June 21, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

WATCH – New national TV and digital ad features Mark Boyer, owner of family-run orchard in Fishertown, PA; Boyer on impacts of trade war: “The stakes are high. People will lose their jobs.” (Washington, D.C.) – Farmers for Free Trade and the U.S. Apple Association released a new national cable television advertisement today that provides an on-the-ground look at how current trade disputes are damaging export markets for American farmers. The spot features Mark Boyer, part-owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a family-run farm in Fishertown, Pennsylvania. Apples are among the U.S.-grown products that are being targeted by trading partners with retaliatory tariffs […]

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Farmers for Free Trade Statement on Administration Approval of $50 Billion in 301 Tariffs

June 15, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

(Washington D.C.) – Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director, Brian Kuehl released the following statement following reports that the Administration will move forward with $50 billion in tariffs on China which are expected to result in heavy retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports. “For American farmers this isn’t theoretical anymore, it’s downright scary. It’s no longer a negotiating tactic, it’s a tax on their livelihoods. Within days, soybean, corn, wheat and other American farmers are likely to be hit with retaliatory tariff of up to 25% on exports that keep their operations afloat. When they do, they’re not going to remain silent. […]

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Farmers for Free Trade Statement on Mexican Retaliation on 232 Tariffs

June 5, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

(Washington D.C.) – Farmers for Free Trade Deputy Director Angela Hofmann released the following statement after the immediate imposition of tariffs of 10 and 20 percent on U.S. ag exports in retaliation for steel and aluminum tariffs. The list of Mexican tariffs is HERE. “These tariffs will exact immediate and painful consequences on many American farmers.  Hog, apple, potato and dairy farmers are among those suddenly facing a 10 or 20 percent tax hike on the exports they depend of for their livelihoods. Farmers need certainty and open markets to make ends meet. Right now they are getting chaos and protectionism. “The […]

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