However, some farm-state Republicans quickly dismissed the plan, declaring that farmers want markets for their crops, not payoffs for lost sales and lower prices.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would provide money to farmers impacted by tariffs due to the ongoing trade war. John Kennedy, R-La. "You've got to treat everybody the same".
Sasse said he doubted Trump's trade policies will Make America Great Again as promised, but instead "Mak [e] America 1929 Again".
The program is expected to start taking effect around Labor Day.
The imposition of punishing tariffs on imported goods has been a favoured tactic by Trump, but it has prompted USA trading partners to retaliate, creating risks for the economy.
"We're making tremendous progress". Other countries "don't want to have those tariffs put on them".
"I firmly believe we need to either create more markets or be able to work it out with China because we are going to produce way too many soybeans for the markets that we have", he said. "Watch. Just be a little patient". Because it's an existing program, congressional approval isn't necessary.
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A $12 billion farm bailout is a bad idea
The Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion " short-term " plan to help USA farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) responded to the president's tweet , saying: "Umm...no.
Agriculture officials said the payments couldn't be calculated until after harvests come in.
But officials said soybeans were likely to be the largest sector affected by the programs. He grows about 25,000 bushels of soybeans a year, so if the price goes down $2, that costs him around $50,000.
"This is a short-term solution to allow President Trump time to work on long-term trade deals to benefit agriculture and the entire USA economy", Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
Tariffs are taxes on imports. They are meant to protect domestic businesses and put foreign competitors at a disadvantage.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks up a driveway prior to delivering remarks at a showcase of American-made products at the White House on July 23, 2018.
Trump said separately during a speech in Kansas City that "farmers will be the biggest beneficiary" of his trade agenda as he seeks better trade agreements. Rural voters - many who have deep ties to farming - helped catapult Trump to the presidency in 2016, and China's retaliatory tariffs specifically targeted politically important states and areas. "If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers - the answer is remove the tariffs", Paul tweeted. "Our emphasis continues to be on trade and restoring markets, and we will continue to push for a swift and sure end to the trade war and the tariffs impacting American agriculture".
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the administration "finally seems to understand that the Trump-Pence tariffs are hurting the American people". He noted that countries "that have treated us unfairly on trade for years" are coming to Washington to negotiate.
U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers issued a joint statement, saying they are glad the "administration recognizes farming as a risky business and acknowledges that farmers need help to manage the additional risk from its trade policies". 'In the near term is there some relief we can look at?
"We are just kind of being played", added Tom Giessel, who was cultivating his fields when he stopped his tractor to take a cellphone call from a reporter seeking his reaction to the plan. "Hope they do it, we are ready - but they won't!"