When you think of businesses impacted by the current trade war between China and the U.S., this one may not be the first industry that comes to mind.
"The tariffs and the retaliatory tariffs are having a big effect on New York agriculture," said Jim Bittner, Bittner Singer Orchards.
Bittner owns an apple and cherry farm in upstate New York. He says the agriculture industry, upstate New York's second largest industry, is struggling to keep up.
"Our three biggest trading partners for apples is Canada, Mexico, and China, and we're getting clobbered in three markets," Bittner said.
Since President Trump has placed a tariff on all Chinese goods, China has also placed a tariff on all American goods.
"American agricultural goods are now more expensive in China. People buy a lot less of them," said Fred Floss, Economics & Finance chair in SUNY Buffalo State.
Floss says the trade war will have a ripple effect into other industries if it continues.
"The people who are going to sell equipment to farmers are going to be hurt, the lawyers and doctors who take care of farmers are going to be hurt," Floss said.
Bittner says it's already hurting his bottom line.
"The best quality sweet cherries that are growing on the West Coast are shipped to Asia. A lot of them were going to China and that door has been shut, so now those West Coast cherries have been going to Washington, Oregon, and are being shipped into my market and impacting my pricing," Bittner said.
Floss also addressed the long term effects such as the possibility for an item to become too costly in China. This could result in the country turning away from the U.S. and relying on another country for that product.
"Well, will they come back once the trade war tariffs are gone? And the answer is they very well might, will not. So we may lose whole product lines to other countries," Floss said.