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US plans more aid for farmers amid China trade spat

May 12, 2019 at 06:29 AM CST

CHICAGO, WASHINGTON: US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that President Donald Trump had asked him to create a plan to help American farmers cope with the heavy impact of the US-China trade war on agriculture. A new aid program would be the second round of assistance for farmers, after the Department of Agriculture’s $12 billion plan last year to compensate for lower prices for farm goods and lost sales stemming from trade disputes with China and other nations.