The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’ll initially send farmers half of the $12 billion promised as restitution for damage caused by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
Of the $12 billion authorized to be used, only $6 billion will be spent at first and the other half kept in reserve. The relief is being criticized as an added expense that could hurt Hoosier farmers even more.
Indiana is one of the top states in the U.S. for soybean production – a commodity on which China instituted tariffs once the president announced his own.
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