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Farmers to Trump: No trade war, please

President Donald Trump has promised to shield farmers from the sting of China’s trade retaliation, but that embattled portion of Trump’s rural base says they just want to sell on the open market, without tariffs slapped on their products amid escalating tensions.
In interviews with POLITICO this week, several farmers across the country said they don’t want a trade war and they want to avoid having their income tied to government support to make up for losses created by one.
“We want our living to come from the marketplace,” said Mark Recker, a corn and soybean farmer in northeast Iowa.
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