美国大豆协会（American Soybean Association）5月7日发布公告，敦促美国行政当局取消对中国产品加征关税的计划，并迅速与中国达成协议。美国大豆协会强调了中美大豆贸易的重要性，并表示随着谈判的拖延和曲折，大豆农民在经济和精神上受到的重创不容忽视，农民们的耐心也即将耗尽。
Trade War Only Getting Worse for Soy Farmers Fearful for their Future
In what could easily be described as “worst case” for America’s soybean growers, the Trump Administration has confirmed what the industry has feared for months: Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods are planned for Friday, May 10.
“This is a predicament for soy growers,” said Davie Stephens, a grower from Clinton, KY., and president of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “We understand that Mr. Trump and his Administration have broad goals they want to achieve for our country, but farmers are in a desperate situation. We need a positive resolution of this ongoing tariff dispute, not further escalation of tensions.”
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Monday he plans to move forward with President Trump’s threat on Sunday to increase the tariff rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, citing China’s back-pedaling on prior commitments during talks in Beijing last week.