In rural Michigan, farmers are struggling with climate change and trade wars. They tell our correspondent, Jessica Gomez, that they’re spending precious capital just to stay afloat and warn their futures are in peril without help from the government.In rural Michigan, farmers are struggling with climate change and trade wars. They tell our correspondent, Jessica Gomez, that they’re spending precious capital just to stay afloat and warn their futures are in peril without help from the government.

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