USDA outlines trade assistance

USDA outlines trade assistance

The 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade assistance package, which will provide payments to Iowa crop farmers ranging from $79 per acre in Cherokee County to $40 per acre in Allamakee County, will help mitigate the financial effects of the trade battles with China and other countries, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill said last week. However, he reiterated, farmers still far prefer increased trade over government aid.

“We want our markets back,” said Hill, a crop...

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