Louisiana farmers, manufacturers bracing for impact of tariffs
Trade regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, which levy a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to the United States quietly went into effect at midnight Friday.
Chinese authorities quickly retaliated with equivalent tariffs on $34 billion worth of imported U.S. goods
Soybeans are particularly vulnerable and have been targeted by China.
"China wants to hit us where it hurts most and that's soybeans," said U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto.
Abraham is Louisiana's only member of the House Agriculture Committee. His daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Dustin Morris operate the Abraham family farm.
"Nobody risks more than farmers every year," Abraham said. "As I've said many times, agriculture is our nation's thin green line."
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