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Weekly Reporter Roundtable: Farm Tariffs and Subsidies, 12th District Special Election

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week that $12 billion in aid would be made available to farmers.

The Trump administration announced last week that it will provide $12 billion in aid to farmers negatively impacted by his administration’s tariffs. U.S. farmers exporting their products to China and other nations have seen a loss of business after the cost of U.S. agriculture imports have risen.

Governor John Kasich criticized Trump’s plan to bailout farmers impacted by the White House’s tariffs. He said it’s “terrible, terrible policy,” because the bailout adds to the nation’s deficit. 

This week on our reporter roundtable, we discuss farm subsidies and tariffs as well as look ahead to next week’s special election in the 12th district.


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