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August 28, 2018

Soybean Farmers Win Big In $12 Billion Federal Aid Package

The details of the federal government’s $12 billion aid package for farmers affected by trade disputes are out — and soybean farmers are the major beneficiaries.


A machine piles pine logs for processing at the Montrose Forest Products sawmill. In 2012, this Colorado log yard was nearly empty.

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August 24, 2018

U.S. Lumber Benefiting From A Trade Dispute That Trump Didn’t Start

Back in 2012, one of the major employers in Montrose, Colorado, a sawmill, was in receivership and on the brink of collapse. At the time, local media reported that the cost of logging timber had become prohibitively expensive, and the log yard was nearly empty.  


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August 19, 2018

Trade Disputes Explode Under Trump Tariff War

As President Donald Trump continues to wage a multi-front trade war with some of the U.S.’ biggest economic partners, farmers have borne some of the heaviest financial burden.


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