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USDA providing $16 billion in programs to farmers affected by trade disputes with China

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Posted at 9:34 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 12:34:02-04

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $16 billion in programs to farmers affected by trade disputes with China.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the programs are meant to help farmers who have been affected by trade disruption with china. The programs will "assist agricultural producers" while President Trump and his administration work to address the issues.

In a statement, Secretary Perdue stated the programs are to ensure farmers are not affected by the trade disputes.

The plan we are announcing today ensures farmers do not bear the brunt of unfair retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners. Our team at USDA reflected on what worked well and gathered feedback on last year’s program to make this one even stronger and more effective for farmers. Our farmers work hard, are the most productive in the world, and we aim to match their enthusiasm and patriotism as we support them.