Trump Administration Offering $12B in Aid to Farmers
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration says it will give up to 12-billion-dollars in aid to farmers affected by tariffs.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Tuesday the emergency aid package will use existing funding to mitigate the estimated $11 billion impact of "illegal tariffs" other countries have imposed on US agriculture exports.
Calling it a short-term solution, Secretary Perdue said the Trump administration was working on long-term trade deals.
The aid package will not need congressional approval.
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