Agricultural Leaders respond to President Trump’s pledge of $12 billion in federal aid for farmers impacted by tariffs

The Agricultural Leaders of Michigan today released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to provide $12 billion in aid for farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. agriculture by global trade partners:

“We are pleased the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to address the serious consequences of the ongoing trade and tariff fight that is taking a toll on Michigan farmers. However, farmers and those in the agriculture industry want to earn their money through the market. Agriculture needs a long-term trade solution that eliminates the economic uncertainty created by current trade policies.”

The statement was signed by:

Dave Armstrong, president and CEO, GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Jim Byrum, president, Michigan Agri-Business Association
Gail Frahm, executive director, Michigan Soybean Association
Mary Kelpinski, CEO, Michigan Pork Producers Association
Ken Nobis, president, Michigan Milk Producers Association