US China Trade

A farmer plants soybeans in a field in Springfield, Neb., Thursday, May 23, 2019. President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

I've been a Republican for most of my life. I felt that a more conservative approach to politics was warranted, but I'm more neutral than those we have in office now. I think we need to pay taxes to support schools, build roads and to help the underprivileged.

I am very surprised that the agriculture industry is so forgiving. I grew up on a farm and have been involved in the agricultural community all my life.

What I don't understand is how can the Nebraska farmer and our representatives basically say to the president that all is forgiven now that China is buying a few soybeans and some pork? How can we say all is forgiven now that the president has said we will increase ethanol use?

Our economy has lost close to $1 billion this year because of policies our president has implemented without any forethought. Where are Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Reps. Adrian Smith, Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry.

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How can they now say, "All is forgiven?" We will never completely recover the $1 billion we lost, and nothing says that China will buy more beans than they have in the past.

I think we need new representation in every office in Washington, and I plan to vote that way in upcoming elections.

Andrew Kuhn, Lincoln

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