Farmers React to President Trump’s Trade Tariffs

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President Trump has a 43 percent approval rating when it comes to handling trade. 

KX News is putting North Dakota first: As we traveled around the state today, we got the opportunity to talk to those directly impacted by the tariffs.

Elgin farmer Clarence Laub doesn’t only dabble in hemp, he also grows corn, soybeans and sunflowers.

He says the most significant impact is in selling his soybeans. Laub has noticed a price drop since the president implemented trade tariffs on the crop.

But Laub says he isn’t worried.

He explains, “I think he is, you know, doing the right thing. I think it’s just one of those things that’s a double-edged sword. You know, it’s one of those things you kind of have to take the burden before it goes the other way, and hopefully, eventually it turns around.”

Overall, Americans whose jobs directly depend on agriculture or farming, rate the president’s handling of trade about the same as the general public, at 42 percent.

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