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Trump’s $28 Billion Trade War Bailout Is Overpaying Farmers

  • Soybean payments overcompensate trade damage, six studies find
  • Farm rescue gives financial support to key Trump constituency
A farmer is reflected in a window looking onto the grain hopper of a combine harvester as he harvests soybeans in Illinois.

A farmer is reflected in a window looking onto the grain hopper of a combine harvester as he harvests soybeans in Illinois.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s $28 billion farm bailout may be paying many growers more than the trade war with China has cost them.