DECATUR, IL — Farmers have been battered by the trade war over the last few years but USDA Secretary of Ag Sonny Purdue says he thinks that even with depressed prices and a lack of demand from overseas that farmers by and large are still standing strong with a President that they help elect.
Purdue says farmers absolutely want a final resolution to the trade war with China and now the ball is in China’s court after they backed out of a trade deal that was 90% done in April.
The Ag Secretary spoke with media and patrons of The Farm Progress Show that wrapped up Thursday in Decatur. Show Manager Matt Youngman says the lead up to the event is so packed and the first two days offer no time to stop and appreciate the displays.
A big portion of the exhibits hit the road by the weekend for Husker Harvest Days, another outdoor farm show, in Nebraska.