Ag reaction to tariffs is strong

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the U.S. will move forward with steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl says that decision opens the floodgates to billions in new tariffs on American agriculture. The list of countries that are targeting, or planning to target, now includes 28 EU members, our closest trading partners in Canada and Mexico, and the world’s largest export markets in China and India. U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight says his group is deeply concerned about the new tariffs set to be implemented. “Based on the information we’ve heard from our customers and past experience, we have U.S. agriculture, including the products we represent, will be among the first hit by countermeasures from our trading partners,” Sleight says, “and these countries are our closest neighbors and friends. We’ve spent years building these relationships and markets with other countries.”

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