There are still many unknowns about the new Market Facilitation Program payments for farmers. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is hopeful this is the final round of aid for farmers, and an agreement will be reached between the U.S. and China. “Obviously this assistance is important now, but we want better trade deals. We need to get the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement approved through Congress. That’s ready to go, and the Senate is ready to pass it,” says Hoeven. “Let’s get a trade deal with Japan as soon as we can. Let’s put as much pressure on China to get an agreement as soon as we can.”
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