North Louisiana farmer reacts to China trade deal

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RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE) - North Louisiana farmer Dustin Morris said the trade wars with China caused Louisiana farmers to take a hit, but he thinks it'll be worth it in the long run.

Local farmer Dustin Morris said the trade wars with China caused Louisiana farmers to take a hit, but he thinks it'll be worth it in the long run. (Source: KNOE)

Morris is a member of the Louisiana Cotton and Grain Association as well as a farmer.

"It's cost us money, but that's a short term problem for a long term solution. If this phase one deal gets done the way we think it's gonna be done and things move forward, in the end, we're a winner. But we took a hit for a short period of time to get there and we're okay with that," he said.

Bobby Skeen is also part of the association. He said, because of the fertile farmland close to the Mississippi Delta, farmers have a lot of growing options. He said these options give them the freedom to grow whatever the market needs.

President Trump is expected to sign phase-one of a trade deal that would have China buying more U.S. agricultural goods on January 15.