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David Sparks Ph.d Taking care of Farmers
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: May 08, 2018

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This is not intended to be a political forum but I’ll tell you what, every day in the Trump presidency something tumultuous happens. Whether it is the NAFTA trade deal being threatened, and when he was campaigning Trump called it the worst deal ever made, whether it be the Trans Pacific Partnership being menaced and then being put back on the table, it never seems to stop. Not that this is breaking news but Pres. Trump has said that if tariffs and fees planned by China on American ag products cause economic hardship for American farmers, the federal government will step in and help those impacted farmers.But, how will that be done? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he doesn’t feel it’s a good idea to lay out that game plan at this time.

Perdue noted there are existing programs that can be used to help lighten the blow if needed. Perdue added another challenge is trying to determine what impact is tied directly to China’s actions

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