Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters Tuesday the USDA plans to use up to $12 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to help farmers in tough trade times. “It’s important to note that this is a short term solution that will give President Trump and his administration time to work on long term trade deals.” Perdue acknowledged farmers want trade deals, not a program, but the emergency funding can help give hope to farmers and ranchers. Congressional approval isn’t required for this assistance.
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