China-US tariff row: Virginia farmers will hurt

BEIJING (AP) — A spokeswoman for the agricultural department of Virginia says the state would suffer if China follows through on new tariffs for U.S. imports.

Elaine Lidholm said Wednesday that China is the state’s largest export market for agricultural goods, and farming is its biggest private industry. So new tariffs could jeopardize businesses dealing in Virginia soybeans, pork, apples and wine.

China hasn’t set a date for new tariffs it said it might impose on more than 100 American products in response to President Trump’s plans for new tariffs on Chinese goods. It says the plan depends on when the U.S. imposes its tariffs. And there’s still time for the countries to negotiate a deal.