UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Professor Sumner Tells ABC News How Chinese Tariffs May Have Moderate Effects on Farm Labor, Reduce CA Farm Revenue

July 9, 2018

Daniel Sumner, ARE distinguished professor and director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center, is quoted in an ABC 10 Sacramento news story about the effects of Chinese tariffs on farm labor.

"Farm employment may fall slightly, but the crops are in the ground and being harvested so for this year labor impacts are smaller," Sumner is quoted as stating. "The longer it lasts it will begin to have significant impacts as economic growth is reduced. But farm employment effects overall will be moderate at most."

Click here to read the full story.

Professor Sumner also speaks to a reporter on camera about how Chinese tariffs could impact California farmers and reduce revenue.

Click here to watch Professor Sumner's interview.


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