Texas ag producers face uncertainty

A trade war with China could negatively impact Texas agricultural producers. Texas agricultural commodities such as cotton and sorghum could receive signifi cant blows if China’s proposed trade list of tariffs becomes a reality.

“First, the new list of products that China is targeting are proposed tariffs, they have not happened yet (until the White House acts) on its new list of 1,300 Chinese products, including industrial robots and telecommunication equipment, which will not take effect right away,” said Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station. “A public comment period will last through early May.”

 

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