Trade war

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 24: 

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The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is on-track to get about four million extra pounds of food next year – a result of President Trump’s trade war with China. The government has been buying surplus food from farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, and then distributing it through food banks.

Dan Flowers, CEO of the Akron-Canton Foodbank, says the food they’re getting is of the highest quality. And he says he’s got his fingers-crossed that news of the extra food does not deter people from donating to the food bank.

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Ohio Soybean Council

President Donald Trump wants the Agriculture Department at the ready to help U.S. farmers if a trade war starts putting them in financial trouble. There are programs on the books for doing that -- though they were last used before most Americans were born.


In a trade war against China, the EU, and Canada, America’s farm economy could take a hit.