A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump bypasses Congress to give US$20 billion to farmers hurting from US-China trade war

  • Turning to obscure 1940s law, president seeks to shore up support in rural states ahead of 2020 election
  • Move resembles strategy Trump used to shift millions of dollars meant for US military to pay for sections of his border wall
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg
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African swine fever has devastated pork production in China. Photo: EPA-EFE

US$5 billion opportunity for US hog farmers in China’s African swine fever epidemic, hardly taken advantage of due to trade war

  • Epidemic that has devastated China’s pig population ‘heralds a new era in Chinese production and consumption of meat’, US report says
  • The trade war is likely stifling Chinese pork purchases from the US, says American commodities adviser
Topic |   China pork crisis

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African swine fever has devastated pork production in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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