Washington wheat growers worry about China tariffs

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YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC – DONALD W. MEYERS – Washington’s beef and wheat are among the latest commodities targeted in the growing trade war between China and the United States.

More than 12.5 million bushels of the region’s soft white wheat have been shipped to China during the 2017-18 marketing year, but that flow is expected to be severely curtailed if a 
25 percent tariff goes into effect, according to the Washington Grain Commission.

“We’re hoping our (trading) partners will seek mutual agreements and not engage in shooting wars with these tariffs,” said Andy Juris, a Bickleton wheat farmer and the Klickitat-Yakima counties representative with the Washington Association of Wheat Growers.

Posted By: Donald W. Meyers

Apr 4, 2018

Yakima Herald-Republic

Picture: Mason Trinca / Yakima Herald-Republic – Tony Smith in the foreground, and his dad, Steve Smith, harvest together on their wheat farm in Horse Heaven Hills outside of Prosser, Wash. on Monday, July 25, 2016.