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Farmers to get $16 billion in aid as trade war hurts exports

May 24, 2019
The new package totals $16 billion, with $14.5 billion of it going directly to producers.
A cow looks on at the farm of Sid Ready storm, at his farm near Scribner, Nebraska on May 5, 2019.

Trump administration details aid for farmers hurt by tariffs

Aug 27, 2018
The Trump administration announced details today of a $12 billion aid package for farmers hurt by the trade war. Retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other countries have hit soybean producers especially hard, with prices falling about $2 a bushel this summer. The aid package includes help for soybean, wheat and corn farmers, and dairy […]
Farmer Terry Davidson walks through his soy fields July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois.
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Government aid is coming to U.S. farmers hit by tariff losses, but it probably won’t be enough

Aug 27, 2018
U.S. farmers who are caught up in the wider U.S., China and Mexico trade disputes are expected to get details today on a $12 billion aid package to help offset the effects of retaliatory tariffs. Farmers have been watching prices drop for milk, wheat, soybeans and more, and they don’t even know how to calculate […]
A farmer collects stray ears of corn while harvesting the crop in 2014 in Polk, Nebraska.
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