Kansas is losing ground under current trade policy, as farmers nationwide see longtime trade surpluses turn into deficits.
Through the first four months of 2020, the nation’s agriculture-related trade balance is running at a deficit, a rare if not unprecedented event.
U.S. ag imports exceeded exports in three of the first four months of the year. The cumulative trade deficit stood at about $730 million at the end of April, the most recent figure available.
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