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Perdue: Trump Still Working on Trade Aid Plan

Package likely to repeat direct crop payments similar to 2018

The Trump administration is still assembling the president’s promised $15 billion agriculture aid package for an industry hurt in the trade war with China, but it will probably include direct payments to farmers similar to those in last year’s trade assistance, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.

According to Bloomberg, Perdue said Wednesday his department is “expediting” preparation of the aid plan, which President Donald Trump announced Friday.

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