Farmers are struggling to feed their families amid bad markets and President Trump’s trade war. 

The crisis on the American farm isn’t an accident or the result of a “natural change” in the industry. It’s the result of policies and lawmaking aimed at inflating the pockets of corporations. They that have the money for lobbyists have the upper hand at the state capitol and in Washington. But we have a louder voice — and it’s time to use it.

Farmers around the country are struggling to pay for basics like groceries and electricity as farm bankruptcies rise and farm debt hits a record high. Calls from farmers in financial crisis to state mediators have soared by 57 percent since 2015.

Source: Farmers are struggling to feed their families amid bad markets and President Trump’s trade war. – The Washington Post

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