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The Agriculture Industry Is Losing Its Voice in American Politics

Aug 6, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A farmer walks through his soy fields in Harvard, Illinois, on July 6, 2018, the same day that China hit the U.S. soybean market with retaliatory tariffs.

A farmer walks through his soy fields in Harvard, Illinois, on July 6, 2018, the same day that China hit the U.S. soybean market with retaliatory tariffs.

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In the midst of trade spats, U.S. farmers have been targeted by retaliatory tariffs that will further damage their struggling industry. But the agriculture lobby doesn't have the political heft it once did, and its influence will continue to decline as the economy evolves. ...

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