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Texas pecan growers monitor tariffs, markets during harvest


October 7, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas pecan growers are about to find out what the front line of an international trade war is like.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the 2018 harvest is gearing up amid widespread anxiety over the price of the official Texas state nut. China — the top buyer of U.S. pecans — slapped a 47 percent tariff on them this summer as part of its broad effort to fight back against what it views as the Trump administration's hardball "America First" trade policies.

Federal assistance available for pecan growers and other farmers hurt by China's various retaliatory tari...

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