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Despite Tariff Anger, Farmers Support Trump

Ag country mostly supports president's quest for better trade deals

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In a grain elevator board room, Gov. Kim Reynolds tells a dozen farmers she's pushing the White House for an ag win, something that would help offset punishing Chinese tariffs that could cost Iowa growers about $1 billion, reports the Des Moines Register.

“We need to see something, somewhere,” the Republican governor said at Gold-Eagle Cooperative, a 1,000-member elevator and ethanol plant in north central Iowa.

So far, farmers and GOP leaders say ag country mostly supports the president's quest for better trade deals with China, Mexico, Canada and other major trade partners.

But they question how long that will last amid an avalanche of farm challenges: tariffs, a record amount of soybeans in bins and elevators, and commodity prices that fail to cover the costs to grow their crops.

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