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25 January 2019 | USA

Tariffs force tough choices in Louisiana as farmers leave soybeans in fields to rot

Daniel Richard stands in a 250-acre field, surveying the ruins of his hard work: Rotting soybeans as far as the eye can see.
“We’re in unchartered waters,” says the fourth-generation Louisiana grain farmer. “We’ve been through tough times, but definitely nothing of this magnitude.”
This is just one field Richard had to leave unharvested. In total, about 800 acres, 40 percent of his crop, sit dried out and useless.

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