President Trump, America’s farmers want trade, not aid



July 25, 2018 - 3:14 PM

U.S. Capitol building Photo by (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Trump OK’d a $12 billion bailout to U.S. farmers on Tuesday to help mitigate the pain they are feeling from lost sales.

The aid, though appreciated, is but a one-time patch to the gaping hole in trade caused by increased tariffs on U.S. goods to China, Mexico, Canada, the European Union, and elsewhere, and will do nothing to reverse course.

What farmers need is for the United States to stop escalating trade wars with its partners and rescind the tariffs.

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