Louisiana Farmers React to China's Refusal to Buy US Crops

By Robin Richardson, KPLC-TV 7, Lake Charles

China is officially refusing to buy U.S. Agricultural products, costing American farmers one of their biggest customers. 7News spoke with local farmers about the impact. The continuing trade war has left rice farmer Paul Johnson and former soybean farmer Kevin Berken worried. “In the U.S. rice industry we’re heavily dependent on exports we export about 50% of our crop," Johnson said.