window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Saturday , February 22 2020
Utep Football Generic 728
ENTERPRISE 728
West Texas Test Drive 728
Rhinos 2019/2020 728
Mountains 728
EPCON_2020 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728
Home | News | National News | Administration Announces Aid to Help Farmers Hurt by Tariffs
Photo courtesy USDA Facebook Page

Administration Announces Aid to Help Farmers Hurt by Tariffs

Texas farmers and ranchers impacted by retaliatory tariffs welcomed the temporary relief measures announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

A robust trade market, however, is still the ultimate goal, according to the president of the state’s largest farm and ranch organization.

“This short-term funding will help farmers and ranchers who rely on export markets stay in business as the administration works to develop and obtain new markets,” Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening said.

USDA outlined $12 billion in relief funding for three programs to help farmers and ranchers hurt by market disruptions. The relief funding correlates to the estimated $11 billion impact current trade tensions have on U.S. agriculture.

The funding will be split between three USDA programs: Market Facilitation, Food Purchase and Distribution and Trade Promotion. The relief package is expected to be operational by September 3.

“We appreciate the administration and USDA taking this action to support American agriculture, but certainly, farmers and ranchers would rather sell their products to domestic and export markets through good trade relationships,” Boening said.

“We support the administration’s continued talks with our trading partners and look forward to both new and improved markets.”

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts or information, nothing more.

Check Also

The Trump administration knew migrant children would suffer from family separations. The government ramped up the practice anyway.

Newly obtained government documents show how the Trump administration’s now-blocked policy to separate all migrant …

Mountains 728
Utep Football Generic 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728
EPCON_2020 728
West Texas Test Drive 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Rhinos 2019/2020 728