Since March, the factory has churned out 90,000 of the beach towel-sized flags, an unusually large number for the normally slow season, said manager Yao Yuanyuan, who believes the looming US-China trade war is the reason.
The US president was planning to host the Russian leader at the White House in the Autumn, a decision that was met with surprise by his own intelligence officials when it was announced last week.
Late Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump said the United States and the European Union have agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies".
European countries are also utterly devoted to one of the biggest barriers in EU-U.S. trade: geographical indications.
And, ahead of Juncker's arrival, Trump's been in full "made in America" mode - flaunting US-made products.
The nonprofit group, which is backed by the American Farm Bureau Federation and major commodity groups like the National Pork Producers Council, is investing $2.5 million in the four-month campaign aimed at showcasing how the tariffs are causing pain among USA farmers and manufacturers because of Trump's trade policies. The EU is trying to nudge Trump here, quite rightly, to resolve his differences with Europe on trade so that the two sides can join forces against a more menacing adversary.
Trump then moved to the second portion of the agreement, "strengthening of [America's] strategic cooperation with respect to energy". Trump has expressed that he is willing to tax all Chinese imports, $500 billion worth, if China doesn't reduce the trade deficit with the United States. He's an enthusiastic backer of Brexit, and he even suggested to Macron that France would get better trade terms from the US if it left the bloc. A better deal for Americans, better trade agreements.
Colorado Farmers React To Presidents Agriculture Aid Amid Tariffs
In the first acknowledgment by President Donald Trump's administration that his aggressive trade actions are hurting Americans, the government on Tuesday announced $12 billion in aid for farmers who have been the primary targets of retaliation.
Trump and Juncker agreed to immediately set up an executive working group comprised of "very intelligent people on both sides" to be their "closest advisers" and carry out the joint agenda.
Earlier this year Trump introduced a 25pc tariff on steel imports, and 10pc on aluminium.
Mr. Juncker and his team say they are going into the meeting prepared to discuss lowering and restructuring all tariffs for all products. He echoed President Trump and efforts to strengthen energy cooperation and importation of LNG.
Soybean farmers have also been hurt by falling soy prices tied to these tariffs.
Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas says, "When the tariff war is over... how do we get those markets back?"
He said "prices for farm products are plunging from already very low levels", and called for a support program to mitigate the damage "for years to come". And he name-checked each one as they watched his hastily planned joint press conference with Juncker.More news: 'They definitely don't want Trump!' President in yet another mind-boggling Russian Federation reversal