Handouts to United States farmers

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The temporary aid is more of an admission by the president of the "huge impact" the trade war is having on farmers, said Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, which has more than 45,000 members in the state. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates those farmers will lose an estimated $12 billion from trade with China alone. "If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers - the answer is remove the tariffs", Paul tweeted.

"We just opened up Europe for you farmers". He told reporters he entered Wednesday's meeting with the intention of reaching an agreement with Trump.

Plenty of congressional Democrats took aim at Trump, especially those representing states with large farm economies.

The negotiations at the White House came as Mr Trump has provoked a series of trade disputes with global trading partners, including China, whom he accused of employing "vicious" tactics aimed at hurting American farmers.

The truce may prove to be short lived if the two sides can't resolve their differences over trade in vehicles and auto parts. "I want trade. Trade is what works", said Wanda Patsche, who grows corn and soybeans and raises pigs near Welcome in southern Minnesota with her husband, Chuck.

Seated in the Oval Office, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Trump that the two trading partners were "allies, not enemies" and said they needed to work together to address recent frictions involving Trump's threats to impose tariffs on auto imports and EU plans to retaliate.

Trump agreed: "I think if we could have no tariffs and no barriers and no subsidies, then the USA would be very pleased". It's as simple as that'.

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The EU will import more American soybeans and natural gas, adjust regulations to help medical devices be traded more easily, and both sides will decrease industrial tariffs.

However, she noted that if the USA proceeds with the duties, the European Union is ready to respond. China has retaliated with duties on soybeans and pork, affecting Midwest farmers in a region of the country that supported the president in his 2016 campaign.

"Trump is getting serious criticism from the Republicans in the Senate".

Trump has been talking for months about finding ways to aid farmers as China, in particular, has canceled orders for soybeans and other crops.

Johannson went to say that USDA will be providing congressional notification but it is not required to get congressional approval.

Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue said: "This is a short-term solution that will give President Trump and his administration the time to work on long-term trade deals", as administration officials argued that the plan was not a "bailout" of the nation's farmers. All major automakers, including Ford Motor Co, which will have an F-150 pickup truck on display at the White House exhibit, oppose imposing vehicle and parts tariffs of up to 25 per cent.

According to Malmstrom, it is not considered that the proposal of the Minister of Finance of the USA Stephen Mnuchin to abandon duties, trade barriers and subsidies should be taken seriously because the United States has laws and subsidies protecting American industry.

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