Trade

The Friday Podcast: The Cotton Wars

Dahlin Hancock

"They keep coming to the table ... always bitching and complaining." --Dahlin Hancock, Texas cotton farmer, on the Brazilians. Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR hide caption

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We need four bales of cotton to make the Planet Money t-shirt. On today's Planet Money, we go shopping in Texas and Brazil — and find a long-running trade war.

We meet a Brazilian who took on the world's largest superpower, a Texas cotton farmer who's tired of hearing the Brazilians complain, and a guy named Renato — a.k.a. Retaliation Master.

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