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WASHINGTON D.C. – Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF) released the following statement on April 2 from Casey Guernsey, former member of the Missouri State House who leads AFF’s “Retaliation Hurts Rural Families” initiative, after China announced its retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork, and fruits and nuts, will go into effect today: 

“China’s threats of retaliation in response to President Trump’s tariffs are no longer hypothetical. Today, they became a reality — instantaneously hurting farmers and rural families across America whose very livelihoods have been imperiled. 

“Moving forward with more far-reaching tariffs that result in retaliation and threaten to dismantle critical trade deals will have a crushing effect on America’s ability to create jobs here at home and feed families around the world. 

“It is now more important than ever that the Trump Administration refocus its energy on delivering a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement – not just for America’s food and agriculture industries, but for the health of our nation’s economy.” 

To learn more, visit www.americansforfarmersandfamilies.com.

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