Iowa ag leader says Trump’s China strategy is ‘on the right track’


By Ken Anderson, Brownfield 

February 4, 2019


There are many in the ag industry who disagree with the way President Trump is addressing trade issues with China. They argue that Trump should have stuck with the WTO complaint process to resolve those issues.


But others, like Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser, a former president of the American Soybean Association, continue to support Trump’s strategy on China.


“I really do think he’s on the right track. The WTO process just has not worked for China,” Gaesser says. “I think it just came down to, we had to do something. Do we like it? No. Does it make us nervous? Yes. But we couldn’t continue the way we were.”


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