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we can lose in one year what we may in the last ten that's a problem and it's so hard to get that back for Iowa soybean farmer don Swanson the US China trade war could be digging a hole too deep soybeans are the most valuable U. S. form export but when China sharply cut its purchases last year so being exports to China plunged to a sixteen year low and Swanson and wife Pat are feeling the pain they were taking one row of every three rows that we plan of soybeans that's a lot of savings that they were taking so to lose that market last year has hurt us and I think will hurt us for awhile they're not alone as American farmers a key trump constituency have been among the hardest hit in the trade war but the sixteen billion of funds will help keep our church farms thriving to soften the blow president trump this week unveiled a sixteen billion dollar farm aid package that follows a twelve billion dollar package his administration delivered last year but even from secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue acknowledge that farmers would rather have trade not aid a sentiment recently echoed by Swanson there's more losers than winners and and artificial trade payments %HESITATION you know the subsidies so we we want a level playing field and we feel %HESITATION it could be worked out but when that's what fellow Iowa farmer Dave Walton wants to know we we try to have some patience with that that frustration is wrong the farther we get into this we thought we'd have a resolution of of that trade issue by now and it doesn't sound like it's come anytime soon it's going to come to a point where this fall we're not gonna be able to build pay bills or we're gonna have to sell things to pay bills and and that's really bad business trade talks collapsed earlier this month with trump raising tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports and China retaliating with tariffs on sixty billion dollars of US goods trump in Chinese , president xi gin paying are expected to meet at a G. twenty summit in Japan in late June for soybean farmers in Iowa that meeting and hopes for revives negotiations can't come soon enough