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Coronavirus pandemic: Donald Trump announces $19-billion relief for farmers

The food assistance programme will provide $16 billion in direct support based on actual losses to agricultural producers

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FILE PIC: US President Donald Trump at The White House | Photo: AP

US President on Friday announced a $19-billion financial rescue package to help farmers and ranchers affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

The Trump administration's food assistance programme will provide $16 billion in direct support based on actual losses for agricultural producers where prices and market supply chains have been impacted by the pandemic, and $3 billion in purchases of food for distribution, as specified by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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First Published: Sat, April 18 2020. 09:51 IST

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