NFU President: ‘This Trade Uncertainty Makes Things Far, Far Worse for Farmers’

‘Net farm income across the country right now is half of what it was six years ago’

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JOHNSON: "Well, listen, the last six years we’ve seen a steady erosion of net farm income. Net farm income across the country right now is half of what it was six years ago. Every year it ratchets down. This trade uncertainty makes things far, far worse for farmers. And I think potentially what farmers are most worried about is the damage that’s being done to our reputations that are going to have long-term implications for our ability to regain some of these export markets that have been lost. As I think a lot of these sort of on again, off again tariff kind of unpredictable events coming out of this White House really make us in the eyes of many buyers around the world an unpredictable and unreliable supplier. And we worked decades to make sure that we were viewed as a credible, high-quality, predictable supplier."

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