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U.S. Plans More Trade Aid for Farmers

Second round of assistance to help with impact of U.S.-China trade war

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that President Trump had asked him to create a plan to help American farmers cope with the heavy impact of the U.S.-China trade war on agriculture.

Reuters reports that this new aid program would be the second round of assistance for farmers, after the Department of Agriculture’s $12 billion plan last year to compensate for lower prices for farm goods and lost sales stemming from trade disputes with China and other nations.

A USDA spokeswoman declined to give further details on the plan

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