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Visualizing the Effects of Bad Weather and the Trade War on Farmers

by Michael McLaughlin
A graph showing that more rain fell between the summers of 2018 and 2019 were the wettest since record keeping began in the United States.

The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations showing how bad weather and the United States-China trade war have created significant challenges for U.S. farmers. The visualizations show that the months between July 2018 and June 2019 were the wettest in the United States since record-keeping began in 1895, resulting in soggy fields that farmers could not plant in. In addition, U.S. exports for crops such as soybeans have declined due to the trade war with China. This combined strain has accelerated the decline of the number of farms in the United States, which will fall below two million for the first time in over a century. 

Take a look.

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