Small Farmers in Ohio Valley Receive Brunt of Trade-War Impact

Mar 18, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, as the Trump administration’s trade talks continue with China and other countries, farmers are feeling the pain from the president’s year-long trade war. Tariffs on agricultural goods are compounding problems caused by low crop prices and over-production. The Ohio Valley ReSource's Liam Niemeyer reports that small farms are suffering the most.

Also on today's show, one day, West Virginia Public Broadcasting producer Russ Barbour started chatting with a very tall and jovial gentlemen who was bagging groceries. His name is Anderson Charles. The two became friends.

Russ eventually asked if he could share Anderson’s story with our audience. It turns out Anderson Charles is a writer, who has a memoir called “I Am a Dirty Immigrant” about his move from the West Indies to West Virginia. We hear a a profile about Anderson Charles by Russ Barbour, which is also featured on the latest episode of Inside Appalachia.

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