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Ag groups reject Navarro's claim that trade aid is making farmers 'whole'

August 13, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Agriculture organization leaders this week denounced White House trade adviser Peter Navarro’s claim that the Trump administration’s trade aid package is making farmers “whole.” The Agriculture Department last year rolled out a $12 billion trade aid package for farmers whose crops are being targeted by China and other countries with retaliatory tariffs. In May, the agency announced a second trade mitigation package worth $16 billion. The trade aid program “basically made those farmers whole using payments that we’ve gotten from...

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