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Pelosi: Farmers 'Are Struggling Because of Plummeting Prices,’ Gov't Shutdown

By Craig Bannister | January 15, 2019 | 9:47am EST
House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Screenshot)

The agriculture industry is “struggling because of plummeting prices” and the partial government shutdown over funding for the border wall President Donald Trump wants, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.

In a statement blasting the president for opposing legislation to reopen the U.S. Agriculture Department during the shutdown, Pelosi cited “plummeting prices” as one of the negative consequences of the border funding dispute shutdown:

“From Day One, the Trump Administration has left America’s farm country behind. The 16 million men and women of agriculture are not doing better than ever – despite the President’s claim.

"They are struggling because of plummeting prices, a tough farm economy and the damage of the Administration’s trade brinkmanship, but President Trump refuses to re-open the Department of Agriculture. The President continues to hold farmers’ and producers’ financial security and well-being hostage to an ineffective, wasteful border wall, as he perpetuates the longest shutdown in American history.”

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