37% Of Farmers Are ‘Not At All’ Confident In Tariff Aid Package

Farmers are concerned the aid packaged announced last week by the Trump Administration will not help them financially.
Farmers are concerned the aid packaged announced last week by the Trump Administration will not help them financially.
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Last week, the Trump Administration announced that it will roll out a $12 billion aid package to farmers as early as this September. The emergency aid is designed to offset financial losses farmers affected by tariffs are expected to incur as a result of the trade disputes between the U.S. and China. But only 10% of farmers responding to a Farm Journal Pulse survey last week said the relief plan alleviates their financial concerns.

Nearly 670 farmers responded to the question: To what degree does President Trump’s $12 billion relief plan for U.S. farmers relieve your concerns about the impact of tariffs on your farm income? Thirty-seven percent of farmers responded “not at all.” Another 24% said the plan alleviates their concerns only “somewhat,” while 29% percent said they are “not sure.”


http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_green.png= Completely


10 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_red.png= Somewhat


24 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_blue.png= Not At All


37 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_orange.png= Not Sure


29 %

Total # of Responses





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