The bulk of payments are slated for soybean farmers, after new government data showed a sharp decline in their exports to China. File photo: Reuters

Donald Trump follows through with US$4.9 billion aid package for American farmers hurt by trade war with China

  • The USDA expects direct payments to farmers to total US$9.5 billion, with around US$7.3 billion for soybean farmers, the hardest hit from the trade war
  • Farmers form part of the rural base that helped catapult Trump into the White House
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The bulk of payments are slated for soybean farmers, after new government data showed a sharp decline in their exports to China. File photo: Reuters
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