China to Exempt U.S. Soybeans, Pork From Punitive Tariffs

 wsj.com  09/13/2019 19:32:00   Chao Deng in Beijing, Chao Deng The Wall Street Journal BiographyChao Deng @chao_deng chao.deng@wsj.com Lucy Craymer in Hong Kong and Lucy Craymer The Wall Street Journal BiographyLucy Craymer @lucy_craymer Lucy.Craymer@wsj.com Josh Zumbrun in Washington Josh Zumbrun The Wall Street Journal BiographyJosh Zumbrun @JoshZumbrun josh.zumbrun@wsj.com

The trade war with China is putting a strain on the U.S. agriculture industry. WSJ's Jason Bellini sat down with a group of farmers from the corn, beef, soybean, and dairy industries to hear how tariffs are affecting their businesses.

China will exempt purchases of U.S. soybeans, pork and other agricultural products from punitive tariffs, in a move that appears aimed at addressing one of President Trumps most pressing demands during the protracted trade war.

Chinas official Xinhua News Agency said the government would support purchases of U.S. agricultural products by Chinese companies and waive the tariffs Beijing has imposed as trade tensions have intensified. The report didnt specify the amount of products affected by the measure, which was attributed...

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