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US farmers have been among the hardest hit in the US China trade war but not California garlic farmers who for decades complained about the flood of cheaper garlic coming in from China they say they've benefited from the terrace since they make it more expensive to buy Chinese garlic can Christopher is one of those farmers he's vice president of Christopher ranch the largest commercial garlic producer in the US we understand that for many US farmers particularly those in the middle of the country those farmers that rely on a single commodity and they rely on exports to a state run authority like China about this trade war may not be in the best interest but in any trade war they're going to be winners and losers and a recent escalation in trade tensions between the world's two largest economies has kept him winning tariffs on Chinese garlic increased from ten to twenty five percent on may ninth when president Donald Trump ramped up terrace on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese goods dashing hopes of striking a deal , but not everyone is a fan of the garlic terra well Christopher last year testified in Washington in favor of tariffs one of the world's top spice companies was arguing against Reuters correspondents rich and I do on the one hand you've got these %HESITATION you know can and and and and the other U. S. garlic farmers who really benefiting from the terrorists on the other hand you also have you know a really big listed American company McCormick %HESITATION supplies to retailers to consumer companies to restaurants so yes they were able to absorb that the ten percent tariffs but we you know we still don't know if they're going to be able to absorb the twenty five percent for garlic farmers president trump's latest escalation couldn't have come at a better time with the start of the harvest season just weeks away Christopher says they're expecting a surge in demand