Trade war

Cargo containers at the Port of Tacoma in Washington state, where many of the crops from Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest are loaded for export to destinations, such as Japan and China.

Last week, Oregon Director of Agriculture Alexis Taylor delivered a sobering report to members of the state Legislature.

The message: Farmers in Oregon — and everywhere else in the nation — are caught in the crossfire of the trade wars, and they’re being hurt.

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