Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trump announces emergency aid for farmers hurt by trade war, says they'll win in the end
Fox News ^ | 7/24/2018 | Andrew O'Reilly

Posted on 07/24/2018 4:51:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will grant up to $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs in the ongoing trade fight with China and other American trading partners.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said that the plan, which will provide direct assistance and other temporary relief for farmers through the USDA’s commodity program, is meant as a stopgap to give Trump time to negotiate a long-term policy with China, the European Union and others.

The plan was announced as Trump spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Kansas City, where he urged patience in dealing with the tariffs and claimed that “farmers will be the biggest beneficiary” of the trade deals in the end.

“Farmers will be the biggest beneficiaries,” Trump told the crowd gathered inside Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. “We’re going to do something that has never been done.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; corporatewelfare; debt; handouts; seebreakingnews; subsidies; tariffs; tradewar; trumptrade; welfare
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-58 next last

1 posted on 07/24/2018 4:51:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Will this be over and above their subsidies to not grow certain crops?


2 posted on 07/24/2018 4:55:27 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am all in for tariffs but subsidies not so much.


3 posted on 07/24/2018 4:56:56 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: central_va; bgill

They already benefit from $172+ billion dollars in subsidies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_subsidy#United_States


4 posted on 07/24/2018 5:01:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Tariffs will more than cover this. I’m generally against subsidies, but this makes sense until the Chinese remove tariff on American goods.


5 posted on 07/24/2018 5:02:32 PM PDT by WASCWatch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill

“Will this be over and above their subsidies to not grow certain crops?”

Well, I for one, want our farmers to produce all they can and sell what they grow without regard to Canada. We need to put a big hurt on them for their trade policies. We can out produce them in grain crops, and we should do so. We should refuse to sell them dairy products with 200+% tariffs attached. It’s long past time when we realize that Canada is a leech attached to our country. It attempts to live off of us as a “host.”


6 posted on 07/24/2018 5:02:46 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

What about the homebuilders who are facing higher lumber prices because of the tariffs on Canadian lumber? Are they going to get subsidies too?


7 posted on 07/24/2018 5:02:57 PM PDT by oincobx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

YOU WILL SEE MORE FARMERS GO BROKE IN NEXT 2 YEARS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.....WAIT AND SEE


8 posted on 07/24/2018 5:03:27 PM PDT by mplc51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

this may be necessary so I am glad PDJT is doing it, but let’s hope most of the subsidies (especially the ones to NOT GROW food!!!!) can be brought to a successful termination soon.


9 posted on 07/24/2018 5:03:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

I trust the president.


10 posted on 07/24/2018 5:04:47 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: central_va

This shows that tariffs are not free, they have significant costs. This is just the first round of such programs.


11 posted on 07/24/2018 5:05:49 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

You can’t put a tariff on goods you SELL only on those you Buy.


12 posted on 07/24/2018 5:07:07 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: central_va

12 Billion is pittance compared to what the Chicomms are screwing us with.


13 posted on 07/24/2018 5:08:01 PM PDT by JME_FAN (uired to)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: JME_FAN

That really is the bottom line here. There is where Trumps pragmatism wins over rigid ideology.


14 posted on 07/24/2018 5:09:41 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

$12 billion is a mere pittance. Obama gave our enemies a whole lot more.


15 posted on 07/24/2018 5:15:53 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mplc51

Who cared about the MILLIONS of factory workers that have lost their jobs over the last 3 decades? No Republicans, that’s for sure.


16 posted on 07/24/2018 5:21:53 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: arrogantsob

Subsidies have nothing to do with tariffs. Nice try.


17 posted on 07/24/2018 5:22:33 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: WASCWatch

I agree with you but want to add this is pr. Trump is fighting all the doom coverage the msm throws out for farmers they otherwise would care less about.


18 posted on 07/24/2018 5:22:52 PM PDT by enduserindy (I’m done explaining basic math and the definition of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: oincobx

Maybe we will see a return of domestic logging?


19 posted on 07/24/2018 5:23:53 PM PDT by enduserindy (I’m done explaining basic math and the definition of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: central_va

The whole reason for these subsidies is to offset the costs of the tariff on the farmers. I told you this damage would happen much to your “tariffs cost nothing” nonsense.

Prior subsidies had nothing to do with tariffs.

Don’t be duplicitous.


20 posted on 07/24/2018 5:26:19 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-58 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson