Trade war fatigue. U.S. farmers, who are growing increasingly impatient with the U.S. trade war, have descended on Washington this week to lobby members of Congress and demand more progress on trade talks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified talks with Mexico, Canada, China and Japan as its top priorities and underscored the need to diversify the country’s trade portfolio. This doesn’t seem to have alleviated the concerns of producers, who said the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership has cost them sales and market share in Japan. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue attempted to reassure them by claiming China could triple purchases of U.S. goods if a trade deal is signed. It’s unclear, however, when a resolution to any of Washington’s major trade disputes will be reached. U.S.-China trade talks are expected to continue into April, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement still hasn’t been ratified. As farmers continue to put pressure on elected re
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