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Tariff talk hits soybean prices; will be 'very difficult for a farmer to make a profit,' Arkansas Farm Bureau president says

State’s rice, beef also vulnerable

By Stephen Steed

This article was originally published June 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated June 20, 2018 at 10:31 a.m.

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Soybeans are harvested with a combine harvester in Princeton, Illinois.

A bad situation for Arkansas farmers, especially soybean producers, got worse after President Donald Trump announced Monday night that he'd place 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods bought in America, farmers and others said Tuesday.

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TimberTopper says... June 20, 2018 at 5:26 a.m.

Chances are the farmers that voted for Trump, won't be dumb enough to do it again.

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RBear says... June 20, 2018 at 5:51 a.m.

How’s that trade war working for you. For all the work our governor did in fostering trade and investment with China, Trump is tearing it all down. Yet our congressional delegation supports him like lap dogs. I’m sure moz and Pack don’t give a darn about the farmers as long as they have their noses up Trump’s rear.

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Jfish says... June 20, 2018 at 7:55 a.m.

I am pretty sure that most of the soybean farmers will still be driving new trucks next year.

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DoubleBlind says... June 20, 2018 at 8:37 a.m.

Everyone is being negatively affected by Trump’s threatened trade war. The stock market is down a lot and continues to fall. Anyone who owns stocks in their 401K or other investment accounts can thank Trump for the thousands of dollars they’ve lost this week alone.

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hah406 says... June 20, 2018 at 8:39 a.m.

Awesome! Trade wars are easy! Never get tired of all this winning! (Sarcastic smirk).

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RecumbentDNA says... June 20, 2018 at 9:29 a.m.

So.... Much... Winning!

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NLRer says... June 20, 2018 at 9:32 a.m.

Grabbing them by the pussy didn't seem make a difference. Maybe grabbing the other side will, namely where the farmer keeps his wallet. That warm, fuzzy feeling you have, poor farmer, is the blood rushing from your head as you realize that Trump and his cronies "win" the trade war by short selling commodity futures at your expense. MAGA.

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mrcharles says... June 20, 2018 at 10:32 a.m.

Farmers, perhaps your hate for that Kenyan muslim was a little overboard, and getting back to a white male to make you happy was not a good choice. Yet I know many of you like then white males, exceptions made for those good running backs for the razorbacks.

As jfish mentioned, new trucks with leather seats are nice. i know many who has a wallet full of Grants , and being gun lovers like to make those trips out of state to pheasant hunt and big game hunt to spend a handfull of those grants.

They say the average farm family [ yes I am aware now corporations are people , so I guess you can say they could also be called a family too since there thousands of acres being run by farm people of the corporation type] makes more than the average non-farm family.

Farmers dont feel bad many other businesses [ of course hated by democrats and loved by trump] say this POTUS is making bad decisions. Yet trump supporters feel so good he is tough [ yet stupid- their words, not mine] in his actions. beer will go up.

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KnuckleBall says... June 20, 2018 at 10:33 a.m.

Arkansas Farmers were looking forward to selling their products to Cuba and along came Trump... away went a future market worth millions of dollars...

Now the Trumpster is starting a Trade War with the WORLD... that will hurt Arkansas Farmers..

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GeneralMac says... June 20, 2018 at 12:47 p.m.

Mention of the farmers' revolt in 1979.

Who was president in 1979?

DEMOCRAT Jimmy Carter !

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