Who's to Blame?
While President Trump attempts to fix a broken system, California water bureaucrats refuse to use a perfectly good water delivery system...
Aug 31, 2019
The article below from USA Today (In California, Trump's trade war threatens permanent damage to some agriculture) makes the case that President Donald Trump's trade/tarriff war with China is the reason California farmers are hurting. We think most farmers realize the President is trying to fix a broken trade policy. It might hurt for a while but if it can be resolved things will be much better.
What hurts California farmers more than anything is California water policy. While President Trump attempts to fix a broken system, California water bureaucrats refuse to use a perfectly good water delivery system because of flawed Endangered Species Act regulations. Blaming Trump for farm problems in California misses the mark by a mile.
The trade problems with China would have a much better chance of being fixed if more people would support the President. When China sees the lack of support in this country why wouldn't they just wait until next year's election to see what happens? If we were more united on this front that almost everyone agrees needs to be fixed there would be a lot more pressure on China to back down and get the deal done.
We can handle Trump's trade war. It will end. What we can't handle in the absolute unwillingness of California water bureaucrats and elected officials to make reasonable compromises to the Endangered Species Act that would get farmers more water so they can grow the food they'd like to trade to other markets. That never ends.
In California, Trump's trade war threatens permanent damage to some agriculture markets
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