Farm Bureau Coverage
Editorial: Trump's tariffs yield truth deficit
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -- China does not pay a penny in tariffs. Tariffs are paid by companies in the United States that import goods and products FROM China. Those importers pass those costs, in the form of higher prices for goods and products, to the American businesses and consumers that buy them. Who's hurt by tariffs? North Carolina farmers, investors, retailers and consumers.
FSA offices offer limited hours, limited services during shutdown
As the partial federal government shutdown drags toward its fifth week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened some Farm Service Agency offices across the country on Thursday, Friday and next Tuesday to handle "certain limited services" for farmers.
NC farmers caught in crossfire of escalating trade war
In response to tariffs levied on imports by the Trump Administration, Mexico on Thursday doubled its tariff on U.S. pork, and China on Friday is set to implement 25 percent tariffs on pork, soybeans and tobacco from the U.S.