Farmers have mixed reactions to Trump's farm aid

Maribel Wis. He and his wife farm 300 acres of mostly soybean and corn but they also have wheat and alfalfa. Slattery said he while he will benefit from emergency

As for how farmers can apply for assistance, those details are still being worked out.

But intra-party condemnation of Trump's trade policy was swift, particularly from Republicans from Midwest and Southern states where the farming industry will be hit hardest.

"White House officials hope it will temporarily quiet some of the unease from farm groups, but the new plan could revive debates about taxpayer-funded bailouts and the degree to which Trump's trade strategy is leading to unforeseen costs", the Post's Damian Paletta and Caitlin Dewey write.

"No one has an interest in having punitive tariffs, because everyone loses in the end", he said.

President Trump has blamed trade deals cut by previous administrations for falling soybean prices and pledged to make sure farmers return to their former glory. "And we also want a big beneficiary, frankly, to be the European Union".

Brussels has already retaliated against the steel and aluminum tariffs, imposing punitive duties on more than $3 billion of United States goods, including blue jeans, bourbon and motorcycles, as well as orange juice, rice and corn. At a minimum, tariffs should be "reciprocal in nature", the president added. He's felt the impact of the trade wars directly as milk prices plummeted again this year following a long downward slide.

The news lifted shares of farm equipment companies on the prospect that farmers will have more money to spend on tractors and other farm gear.

"This administration's tariffs and bailouts aren't going to make America great again, they're just going to make it 1929 again", he said in a statement. Since 2013, overall annual net farm income has decreased by 50 percent, and the USDA predicts it will drop to negative $1,300 this year.

It would also affect business confidence in open markets for years to come, the British bank chief, Mark Carney, said. He wrote on Twitter, "Both the US and the European Union drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies!"

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China is the biggest buyer of US soybeans, importing more than $12.4 billion worth of the oil seed in 2017, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

There's no sign of a quick resolution to the trade dispute.

The Trump administration imposed tariffs of 25% on about $34 billion worth of Chinese goods earlier this month and has another $16 billion pending.

The Trump administration has threatened new tariffs, and the president is reportedly considering up to a 25 percent tariff on automobile imports - one that could spark more retaliation and affect already hard-hit communities in auto manufacturing hubs like Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

The campaign banners highlight a paradox in China-U.S. relations under Trump.

But the EU has in the past floated two ideas to prevent vehicle price wars - getting all big auto makers around the world to drop tariffs or agreeing a limited EU-US free trade deal on goods.

Unfortunately, America's hard-working agricultural producers have been treated unfairly by China's illegal trading practices and have taken a disproportionate hit when it comes to illegal retaliatory tariffs, he said.

And in a pre-dawn tweet, he said, "Tariffs are the greatest!".

Mr Juncker confirmed a new deal had been signed by both leaders on Wednesday that will prevent both nations from introducing new trade tariffs until negotiations are completed. It's as simple as that - and everybody's talking!

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