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USDA gives more info on where $12 billion aid will go

· August 27, 2018

The USDA has given more insight today on how the $12 billion in aid to offset retaliatory tariffs will be rolled out to farmers and ranchers across the U.S. “Early on, the President instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to make sure our farmers did not bear the brunt of unfair retaliatory tariffs. After careful […]

Farmers for Free Trade: Top 10 questions on USDA $12B aid

· August 24, 2018

The bipartisan campaign Farmers for Free Trade has been fielding many questions from farmers on how exactly the USDA’s $12 billion aid package will work. “Since this package was announced last month we’ve traveled to rural communities across the country to hear directly from farmers. Their reaction to this package has almost uniformly been that […]

UC study: Fruit, tree nut tariffs to cost U.S. $3.4B annually

· August 16, 2018

A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center finds that tariffs on 10 fruit and tree nut exports alone are estimated to cost the United States $3.4 billion annually. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, fruit and tree nuts account for more than half of […]

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