China halts all U.S. farm purchases - 08-12


China has this past week rejected all U.S. agricultural imports. It’s yet another ag disaster to add to a year with already too many problems. “(It’s) a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by,” said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather and tariffs higher than we have seen in decades.”