WASHINGTON — The federal government will dole out up to $12 billion in “temporary relief” to struggling farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s tariffs and trade war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

News of the aid package was first reported by The Washington Post, which said that $12 billion be paid out via at least three avenues: Direct assistance; a food purchase program; and a trade promotion program.

via Administration announces $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war – AOL News

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Administration announces $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war – AOL News

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