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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:08 AM

Trade war with China is hurting Oregon farmers

The trade war with China cost Oregon cherry growers $86,000,000 in lost sales last year, according to Alexis Taylor the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

She added that potato farmers lost $20,000,000 in sales to China.

Taylor briefed a legislative committee of state lawmakers Monday in Salem.

She offered one surprising fact, Oregon Hazelnuts are in demand in China despite having a 65% tariff placed on them by the Chinese government.

Read more: https://www.kgw.com/article/news/trade-war-china-affecting-oregon-ag/283-a08ef7f2-f00a-4dac-8b6f-b9daf497ad5a

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