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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, during Minnesota visit, says 'ball is in China's court'


August 8, 2019

Adam Belz

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Rep. Collin Peterson, right, spoke to reporters at FarmFest, near Morgan, Minn., on Wednesday.

MORGAN, Minn. – A day after China said it would stop buying food from American farmers, the top U.S. agriculture official said "the ball is in China's court" to end the yearlong trade war.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, appearing at the Farmfest show in south-central Minnesota on Wednesday, said hard-liners in China this spring disrupted negotiations that would have ended the dispute, which has cost farms in the Midwest more than most other American businesses.


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