Utah Farm Bureau President Ron Gibson appeared recently on an episode of the local public affairs program 'The County Seat', alongside Miles Hansen, president of the World Trade Center of Utah, to talk about the impact trade tariffs are having on agriculture in Utah, and the farmers and ranchers that rely on trade to bolster their livelihood.
"Agriculture is extremely sensitive to the retaliatory tariffs, because even if our products aren't directly sent overseas, increased product kept domestically lowers prices on other products from our farmers that would traditionally stay here," said Ron Gibson, President of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. "Even though many of our agricultural producers in Utah have not historically been exporters, the prices they receive for their commodities are going to be depressed because there is more of that product on the market."
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