U.S. government (TAXPAYERS) to pay $4.7 billion in tariff-related aid to farmers

That’s $4.7 billion out of the pockets of US taxpayers.

(From Reuters)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday its farm aid package would include $4.7 billion in direct payments to farmers to help offset losses from retaliatory tariffs on American exports this season.

The bulk of the payments, $3.6 billion, would be made to soybean farmers.

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