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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:41 PM

U.S. farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS MAY 15, 2019 / 11:15 AM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO

U.S. farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has to date paid out $8.52 billion in direct payments to American farmers as part of the 2018 aid program, designed to offset losses from trade tariffs by China and other trading partners, a spokesman for the agency said.

U.S. President Donald Trump last year pledged up to $12 billion in aid to farmers, a key constituency, to help offset losses due to Chinese tariffs imposed in response to Washington’s levies on Chinese goods.

A USDA spokesperson said the department had as of Wednesday paid out a total of $8.52 billion in direct payments, one portion of a wider trade mitigation program which also includes support up to $1.2 billion through commodity purchases and $200 million allocated to developing foreign markets.

The top five commodities that received aid were soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton and sorghum while the top five states receiving the payments were Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Indiana, the USDA spokesman said.

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Eugene May 2019 OP
Autumn May 2019 #1
DURHAM D May 2019 #4
Autumn May 2019 #5
dlk May 2019 #2
beachbum bob May 2019 #3
old guy May 2019 #6
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

1. Those Trump farmers love them some socialism.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:55 PM

4. So true.

I live in one of those top five states and love to tease them.

Also, every other day I receive an email from the FSA office. They have several positions they can not fill. Guess that is because everyone has moved to the bright lights.

These are federal jobs: The County Program Technician position offers benefits such as health insurance, 401(k) plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and flexible work schedules.

If you want to live in the middle of nowhere apply here - https://www.usajobs.gov/

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:58 PM

5. I already live in the middle of nowhere.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:43 PM

2. Socialism Courtesy of the Trump Administration...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:55 PM

3. How much has Puerto Rico actually received in hurricane aid to date?

 

where its been a matter of life of death?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:06 PM

6. Welfare queens.

Do they have to take drug tests to get the bucks?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:38 PM

7. Understand the Biggies in those states

 

got the loin's share while the smaller operators got screwed big time.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wellstone ruled.

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