Chapter 29: The Economy, Trade, and Farmers

Trump Betrays Farmers By Cutting Off Their Trade War Aid

The Trump administration does not have any active plans to provide more aid to farmers at the moment but can consider the option if the trade negotiations and weak commodity prices linger, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.

Trump Betrays Farmers, Ag Secretary Perdue Mocks Them

As farmer incomes fall, bankruptcies and suicides rise, Trump’s Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue couldn’t stop laughing at his own joke mocking them as “whiners.”

Trump Betrays Farmers, Ag Secretary Perdue Mocks Them

As farmer incomes fall, bankruptcies and suicides rise, Trump’s Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue couldn’t stop laughing at his own joke mocking them as “whiners.”

Trump's Corporate-Friendly Trade, Tax, and Labor Policies Betrayed Manufacturing Workers in Midwest: Study

"We need strong leadership to negotiate trade with other countries and trade policies that serve workers, not multinational companies that send jobs overseas."

Debunking the Myth of “The Greatest Economy Ever”

Trump’s claim to economic wizardry easily falls apart... Donald Trump routinely claims he “built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”  It is a claim rarely challenged in the mainstream media.  If true, it would be at least part of a possible claim for re-election.  But is it true?There are five things we need to know to evaluate Trump’s claim to economic wizardry.  

As Trump’s trade war starts, China vows retaliation

China’s Ministry of Commerce released a statement condemning the U.S. move, asserting the United States had “violated the WTO rules and launched the largest trade war in economic history to date.”

Trump to farmers: My trade war has to hurt you 'for the country'

Trump is rewarding farmers who supported his campaign by demanding that they take a massive hit for him. And he's offering nothing but empty promises in return.

Trump has angered the wrong people: Farmers

The president's policies are ruining farmers' livelihood and destroying their communities.

Farmers rips Trump trade: We've lost everything since he took over

Bob Kuylen, vice president of the North Dakota Farmer’s Union, says he lost $400,000 because of Pres. Trump's trade war with China. He says farmers have "pretty much lost all of our markets since Trump took over."

Here’s The Crushing Truth About American Farmers Under Trump’s Trade War
What US farmers make of Trump's trade deal

President Trump has hailed the new US-China agreement as a victory for farmers. So what do they think?

Amid Trump Tariffs, Farm Bankruptcies And Suicides Rise
Trump tariffs crush U.S. pig farmers

U.S. farmers are frustrated that the trade war is hurting "the single greatest sales opportunity in our industry’s history."

Trump's China trade war is slowing the economy and unnerving farmers

My relatives on our family farm in Indiana face another nervous growing season if China waits out Donald Trump on trade until after the 2020 election.

Farmers are slamming Trump's $28 billion farm bailout — more than double Obama's 2009 payment to automakers — as a 'Band-Aid'

Farmers are slamming Donald Trump over his trade war with China, arguing that despite payouts, the tariffs are cutting off one of their key export markets.

American farmers are the biggest losers in Trump’s unnecessary trade war

Holding American farmers hostage as a bargaining chip in a trade war is offensive and dangerous.

American farmer: Trump 'took away all of our markets'

U.S. farmers are frustrated that the trade war is hurting "the single greatest sales opportunity in our industry’s history."

Trump is ruining our markets': Farmers lose a huge customer to trade war -- China

Trump is rewarding farmers who supported his campaign by demanding that they take a massive hit for him. And he's offering nothing but empty promises in return.

Farmers: What Trump has really done for farmers

President Donald Trump says, often, that he loves America's farmers.

Trump adviser says his China trade deal has collapsed — and spins a wildly dangerous conspiracy theory
How Trump Trade War With China Affects Farmers Across America

American farmers, among Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters, face mounting financial pain from the president’s trade war with China and the growing risk that the damage will outlast the conflict.

Editor: Thomson von Stein

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