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June 25, 2019 | Reuters
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Perdue: Farmers Are ‘Casualties’ of Trade War

Does not expect trade deal to be reached when Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping this month

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged that American farmers are “casualties” of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, according to an interview broadcast on Tuesday.

According to a report at Reuters, Perdue told CNN he did not expect a trade deal to be reached when Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping this month at the G20 summit in Japan but hopes one can be struck by the end of the year.

“We knew going in that when you flew the penalty flag on China, the retaliation, if it came, would be against the farmer," Perdue told CNN.

Read the full report here.

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