BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS — The rolling fields of green soybean plants growing on Fred Grieder’s Illinois farm would be a welcome sign most years … an indicator of a promising harvest in the fall.
But this isn’t most years.
Tariffs are turning away potential customers overseas, and Grieder estimates he could lose around $100 an acre if the trade war continues.
“It’s a squeeze,” he told VOA from his farm outside Bloomington, Illinois. https://www.voanews.com/a/us-farmers-want-trade-not-aid/4510379.html