Trump says US farmers will receive $19 billion for coronavirus mitigation

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2020
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President Donald Trump on Friday announced a $19 billion relief program to help farmers cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic through a package that will include direct payment and mass purchases of produce, meat and other products.

“These are great people, great Americans, never complain, never complain - they just do what they have to do,” Trump said while announcing the farm aid program, which he said will have $16 billion in direct payments.

U.S. Department of Agriculture in a statement said it will partner with regional and...

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