Trump to offer farmers $12B in trade aid – POLITICO

The Trump administration is planning to ease fears of a trade war by announcing Tuesday about $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, according to three sources familiar with the plan.

The administration’s plan is expected to use two commodity support programs in the farm bill, as well as the Agriculture Department’s broad authority to stabilize the agricultural economy during times of turmoil by buying up excess supply. The plan is also expected to focus on providing aid to the dairy sector in particular, one of the sources said.

The administration is also rolling out new, campaign-style hats that say: ‘Make Our Farmers Great Again.’

Source: Trump to offer farmers $12B in trade aid – POLITICO


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