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Trump Pledged to Help Small Farms. Aid Is Going to Big Ones

  • Group studied first tranche of 2019 trade-aid payments
  • Top 1% of beneficiaries received 13% of money distributed
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Donald Trump promised he would help embattled small farmers caught in the crossfire of his trade war with China. But big farms so far have been the main beneficiaries of the billions of dollars being distributed in aid payments.