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>> The future for America's farmers is bigger, better, bolder and brighter than ever before.>> President Donald Trump promised that thousands of farmers in Louisiana, Monday that soon to come trade deals will put the heartland back on its feet.>> You're gonna be doing business with Canada. You're gonna be doing business with places where it was very, very difficult to do business.
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It was very unfair and lot of great things are going to happen. We've taken the toughest ever actions to confront China's unfair trade practices.>> Trump addressed a loyal audience, but one that is growing concerned as US farmers struggle with the impact of trade war with China and the partial US government shutdown now the longest ever.
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For some, the remarks fail to satisfy their anxiety says, Reuters Correspondent P.J. Huffstutter.>> They're still definitely a strong sense and it's a strong sense of believe when he says that trade deals are coming into that would be beg and for an official performing community. But I will say that quite a few farmers were disappointed that they didn't hear more details about what such deals, particularly with regards to trade with China, trade with Europe, trade with Japan may be happening.
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There are some people who are feeling, feels very confident that a deal was trying, it can happen at any time. And regardless of when it happens, they're definitely going to want American's soybeans. So for that, they're very helpful. But others are really, really concern. And to them, they say that the window of opportunity, particularly for soybean farmers this year who are struggling and trying to figure out how they're going to farm going forward.
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That window for them is really starting to shrink and they're worried that our deal with China won't happen fast enough.>> China shifted purchases of billions of dollars worth of soybeans to Brazil last year, because of the trade disputes. The government shutdown meanwhile has delayed applications for federal farm loans meant to ease farmers pains.