Some 40 percent of farm income now comes from a combination of trade aid (due to the China trade war), disaster assistance, farm subsidies and insurance claims, according to Axios.com. Is American food production, and thus national security, in jeopardy when so many farms derive so much income from sources other than selling food?
Has the United States, in the era of Trump, lost its global moral leadership? President Donald Trump levies tariffs on China and talks tough about a new trade deal, but says little about the very public crackdown on protestors in Hong Kong. While he’s been bold on trade, this week he caved on his threat to invoke higher tariffs in September. Critics say the timing makes him look meek on human rights.