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White House Admits Tariffs Are Hurting Farmers As It Plans Relief Program

White House Admits Tariffs Are Hurting Farmers As It Plans Relief Program”

Trump's tweet Tuesday comes as he's scheduled to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington on Wednesday for talks aimed at heading off a trade war, and as he continues to deal with domestic fallout from his deference to Vladimir Putin last week over Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump wrote. "Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs".

"You have a awful policy that sends farmers to the poorhouse, and then you put them on welfare, and we borrow the money from other countries", said GOP Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Some key farm-state lawmakers criticized President Trump's proposed $12 billion bailout plan Tuesday for farmers hurt by his tariff wars.

Several countries and regions, including China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico, . have imposed heavier duties on USA imports in retaliation to President Trump's tariff policies.

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After Trump announced plans to impose $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing retaliated with plans to impose tariffs on a range of agricultural products from the U.S. including soybeans, grains, meats and dairy products.

Administration officials said the aid will ease the pain farmers have felt as America's trading partners slapped tariffs on agricultural exports in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

And in a pre-dawn tweet, he said, "Tariffs are the greatest!".

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the amount is in line with the $11 billion estimated impact of tariffs.

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But farm state politicians stress the money is little more than a Band-Aid and that, once overseas markets for American good are lost to producers in other countries, some may be lost for good.

Trump has insisted that he is not going back. This has more to do with oversupply than the tariffs, though. However, our concerns still lie in a lengthy trade war that will cause long-term, irreparable harm to USA agriculture. "This administration's tariffs and bailouts aren't going to make America great again, they're just going to make it 1929 again".

The White House has searched for months for a way to provide emergency assistance to farmers without backing down on Trump's trade agenda, and the new program will extend roughly $12 billion through three different mechanisms run by the Department of Agrigulture.

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Toomey added: "The administration clobbers farmers with an unnecessary trade war then attempts to assuage them with taxpayer handouts". Canada, China and Mexico are the three biggest buyers of US farm goods, accounting for 43 percent of purchases in 2017. "I don't want us to have yet another one". "The administration's trade aid plan is also a bid to shore up support among a slice of the rural electorate ahead of the midterm elections", Politico said.

Trump's trade policy "is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here", Sen. The U.S. and European allies have been at odds over the president's tariffs on steel imports and are meeting as the trade dispute threatens to spread to automobile production. "If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers - the answer is remove the tariffs".

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