Retaliation & Supporting Agriculture
Two men from Central California are trying to rally as many people as they can who are touched by agriculture to join their Facebook campaign - My Job Depends on Ag – which is close to reaching 21,000 members. Erik Wilson, a crop sprayer says another ag producers window sticker got the ball rolling.
WILSON: I wanted to champion and when Steve had his decal out I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to champion the growers and the people that work with the growers, their employees that make the whole ag community work. Our story has been untold for generations of what we do and how we do it. You can't escape it. You can't get up in the morning without putting on your clothes without having to depend on ag.
Canada is looking hard at retaliations against the U.S. in the latest trade battle. They are seeking permission from the World Trade Organization to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on products imported from the U.S. Some of the products that may have up to 100% tariffs levied include: fruits, vegetables, grains and wine. It all goes back to the fight over country of origin labelling laws. Backers of the labelling say consumers have a right to know where their food comes from.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.