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The U.S. Will Allocate $19 Billion To Support Farmers Affected By The Pandemic

The U.S. Will Allocate $19 Billion To Support Farmers Affected By The Pandemic

Donald Trump announced a $ 19 billion plan to assist farmers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Washington Times.

It is specified that $16 billion will go to direct payments to farmers. The remaining $3 billion will be used by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to buy products to redistribute them to food banks due to the increase in the number of applications for unemployment benefits and the increase in the number of hungry families.

The publication emphasizes that farmers were a key electorate of trump in 2016, and in November, he is expected to have a new presidential election.

Earlier, NBC reported that American farmers are forced to destroy their products in the crisis due to quarantine measures, which have worsened the already continuing decline in demand for their products for more than a year.

Since April 11, a major disaster has been in effect throughout the country due to the coronavirus.

Nevertheless, the American leader is confident that the United States has overcome the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, and announced that 29 American States can begin to lift restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus in the United States, as early as next week.

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