Gibson Bagpipes in Nashua, New Hampshire, makes handcrafted bagpipes out of African blackwood. Two years ago, an international consortium that monitors endangered fauna and flora placed African blackwood on a “high risk” list. In order to continue to export their pipes, the company had to apply for a special permit.
China is slapping retaliatory tariffs on American crops, like soy and corn, and prices have fallen sharply. President Donald Trump has called on farmers to be patient and patriotic. How far are farmers in Illinois, America's No. 1 soy state, willing to go?