Perdue sets Labor Day as trade relief package deadline


U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says by Labor Day he hopes to announce plans to help farmers impacted by trade disputes with China.

While any details for an aid package continue to be kept quiet, USDA Under Secretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney tells Brownfield mitigation efforts could come in several forms.  “I’m delighted the president and the secretary, and I’ve echoed that as well, have said we’re going to backstop our American farmer.”

Many experts question how USDA will be able to quantify lost market share from the trade disputes especially with so many different commodities targeted which use diverse marketing platforms.

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