Amid Trade War, Georgia Farmers Face Drought And Financial Doubt
By Georgia Public Broadcasting
From the devastation of Hurricane Michael to trade tariffs, Georgia farmers have faced months of uncertainty. That on top of stalled disaster and tariff aid packages, American farmers are still struggling while being shuffled around the political gameboard. Mark Peele is a cotton grower and president of the South Central Georgia Gin Company. He joined On Second Thought on the line from Berrien County, Georgia to talk about the outlook — and mindset — of Georgia farmers. Jeffrey Harvey, director of the Georgia Farm Bureau's Public Policy Department, also joined the conversation from GPB's studio in Macon.