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Stabenow, citing GAO report, blasts Trump admin’s trade aid process

September 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The Agriculture Department’s approach in directing payments to farmers for damages sustained due to Trump administration trade policy has been “unfair” and benefitted large Southern operations over the rest of the country, Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said on Monday, citing a new government report. The report from the Government Accountability Office , requested by Stabenow, concluded that the prices granted through the Market Facilitation Program for certain crops “varied as a percentage of the projected prices...

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