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Trump Vows to ‘Expedite Help’ for Beleaguered U.S. Farmers

  • Coronavirus legislation includes $23.5 billion for farm aid
  • Administration plans to announce aid package next week
soy farmer farming
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President Donald Trump said he has asked his agriculture secretary to “use all of the funds and authorities at his disposal,” to aid U.S. farmers, whose financial peril has worsened in the coronavirus pandemic.

The administration plans to announce an aid package next week, according to people familiar with the discussions.