Group Statement from Missouri Ag Groups on China Tariff Threats
Missouri is fortunate to be home to a host of agricultural products that are essential to feeding and clothing people around the world. Recent announcements by the Chinese to levy tariffs on United States agricultural products, including soybeans, pork, cotton, beef, corn, sorghum, and wheat, are cause for serious concern to our industry. Farmers depend on international trade for nearly 20 percent of their overall income. Missouri farmers cannot afford to risk losing critical market share in China to our competitors, especially with net farm income projected to hit a 12-year low this year.
Statement by Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Regarding China Tariff Threats Statement by Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Regarding China Tariff Threats

"On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a second round of tariff increases on goods imported from China.  These tariffs will take effect in 60 days. On Tuesday, China proposed tariffs against numerous goods imported from the U.S., including soybeans, cotton, corn, wheat, sorghum, and beef.  Pork exported from the U.S. to China was already covered by recently announced Chinese tariffs.

Statement by Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Regarding Omnibus Spending Package
Missouri Farm Bureau is extremely pleased with the passage of the omnibus spending package.
Statement by Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Regarding Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act
Missouri Farm Bureau applauds Congressman Billy Long on his bipartisan introduction of the Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act (ACRE Act).
Comments Submitted to the EPA

The following comments were submitted to the EPA regarding Missouri's lake numeric nutrient criteria proposal. 

Comments Submitted by Missouri Farm Bureau Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0010

Farm Bill May Be Falling Prey to Partisanship Farm Bill May Be Falling Prey to Partisanship
Through all the infighting, partisan bickering and political grandstanding recently, farm policy has been the last stronghold of civility in Washington, D.C.
Responses to Social Media Comments on Trade Responses to Social Media Comments on Trade
International trade policy always evokes passionate emotions, so Missourians predictably have had strong reactions to President Trump’s recent actions against China. Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) has made a number of statements expressing concern about the effect of Chinese retaliation against American agricultural products. Missourians responded with criticisms and concerns on MOFB’s social media, and several are worth a closer look.
Chinese Trade War Bad for Missouri Farmers Chinese Trade War Bad for Missouri Farmers
Missouri’s rural economy could see real harm from the brewing trade war with China. The Chinese government met President Trump’s recent tariffs with retaliation against American agricultural goods.
Missouri Food Prices Stable in Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey Missouri Food Prices Stable in Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey
Missourians paid slightly more during the first quarter of 2018 for 16 food items according to the latest Missouri Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey. Prices collected are part of a national comparison coordinated by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Items surveyed include ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, bacon, deli ham, chicken breasts, eggs, milk, cheese, apples, potatoes, orange juice, salad mix, cereal, flour, bread and vegetable oil.

 

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