USDA formulates new trade aid package

USDA formulates new trade aid package
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue last week said the value of the 2019 trade assistance package for farmers could range from $15 billion to $20 billion dollars in 2019. That would make it larger than the 2018 package, which has so far provided nearly $9 billion in direct payments.

President Donald Trump dir­ected the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quickly develop the trade assistance package after talks with...

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