Universal Corporation of Virginia is an independent leaf tobacco merchant. The Company offers operations in agri-products and the distribution of lumber and building products. Universal sells flue-cured and burley tobacco to manufacturers located throughout the world.
U.S. lawmakers and the farm industry were skeptical of the Trump administration’s promise to shield farmers from the rapidly escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, concerned about the lack of details in protecting the U.S. agricultural export sector now embroiled in the back-and-forth.
Trump to Iowa: You’ll have to suffer while I force Xi Jinping to give in.
Farm groups pleaded with the Trump administration to back away from a trade conflict with China that will hit key states hard.
"How can we justify helping steelworkers at the expense of so many farms?” one farmer asked.
Soybean growers are particularly vulnerable to a small drop in exports.
Agricultural economics: Agricultural economics studies the allocation, distribution, and utilization of farming resources, as well as the commodities produced by farming.
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