Farming is a tough business. But perhaps never more so than right now. Just take a look at soybean farmers. Soybeans are big business in Wisconsin. Or they used to be. But soybean prices have dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade, and soybean farmers have now lost their biggest customer, China. As a result of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, the United States has slapped tariff hikes on a number of Chinese products, while China has raised tariffs on items we sell there, like soybeans. That has left farmers in Wisconsin and elsewhere with lost sales. Soybean sales are down by 90% since the tariffs first took effect. And even if this trade war ends soon, the damage may already be done. China is now importing its soybeans from countries other than the United States. There is hardly a guarantee that even if this trade war ends, they will again start buying soybeans from Wisconsin farmers. And there is no guarantee those Wisconsin soybean farms will still be around. Our family farms are in crisis, and that crisis is being made worse by the ongoing trade war.