Farmers’ Anxiety Grows as Details on Federal Aid Remain Unclear
Concerns continue to mount as tariffs impact livelihoods
Farmers fretting over a trade conflict sparked by President [Donald] Trump’s tariffs may soon get more details on the $12 billion worth of aid that the administration has pledged, as their concerns mount over potentially plunging incomes and market losses.
“We certainly are appreciative of it but…we don’t know how it’s going to be determined,” Ryan Pederson, a North Dakota farmer who grows soybeans and canola, said of the proposed farm aid. “You can’t do any planning off of that because you don’t know what it’s going to happen."
Trade pressure on farmers has helped fuel the latest talks between U.S. and China aimed at lifting tariffs on soybeans, hogs and more. Here, an American farmer and a steelworker explain how tariffs are impacting their livelihoods.
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