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Undeterred by Trade Uncertainty, Farmers Plan for Spring Planting

Rotating crops from corn to soybeans in regular intervals helps boost yields for both crops. For some, that means two years of corn and one of soybeans. For others, it means switching every year. (Photo by Madelyn Beck / Harvest Public Media)

Winter is a time for crop farmers to regroup, fix equipment and start planning for spring. They’ll do this regardless of whether the U.S. and China strike a trade deal … even if it means farmers stick with crops targeted by those tariffs. Harvest Public Media’s Madelyn Beck went into to the field to find out why they’d stay the path instead of trying something else. 

An important note: Many federal offices are closed because of the government shutdown, stalling ag bailout payments for farmers. 

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