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Trump’s Agriculture Department spends only 0.3% of its $144 billion budget aiding farmers combat climate change

The agency during the Trump administration has significantly downplayed the risks of climate change. And its not helping farmers prepare for it.
US farmers are struggling amid the global trade war. Here, US President Donald Trump in Peosta, Iowa, in July 2018.

Trump’s trade wars could cost him support among rural voters in the battleground states he barely won in 2016

Trump's trade war risks losing him the three battleground states he won by a total of 77,000 votes in 2016.
Trump's tariffs are hurting 5 sectors of the economy.

Consumers, retailers, farmers, manufacturers, and tech firms are all getting clobbered by tariffs in Trump’s trade war

America's economy cooled more than expected last quarter — a sign of the toll the trade war is taking. Trump in a tweet blamed the companies themselves.
Dan Moss, of the National Potato Council, dons his 'Make Potatoes Great Again' hat before joining U.S. President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Truckers and farmers who voted for Trump are starting to blame his policies for their economic woes

Farmers and truckers are increasingly wary of Trump and the policies he's put in place. That's bad news for Trump's iffy polling numbers.

Farmers slam Trump’s China tariffs despite billions spent on aid packages — ‘farmers do not want a payout’

"Farmers do not want to live on government payments," a farm group said. "They want certainty in markets so they can sell their goods for a good price."
Farmers have to use four-wheelers to travel their flooded farmlands in the Mississippi Delta.

Flooding in Mississippi is devastating farmers in the worst disaster since 1927. See what it looks like on the ground.

Extreme flooding in the Mississippi Delta has submerged homes and farmland for months, and some farmers in the area won't see any crops this year.
US President Donald Trump participates in a round-table discussion with business leaders at Northeast Iowa Community College on July 26, 2018 in Peosta, Iowa.

Trump says China is ‘letting us down’ by not buying American farm exports

Chinese officials haven't publicly acknowledged any explicit commitment on US agricultural purchases.

Trump is touting a farm deal with Mexico that doesn’t seem to exist

Trump portrayed his agreement with Mexico over the weekend as a win for American farmers. But there is no evidence that such a deal exists.

9 mind-blowing facts about the US farming industry

The US farming industry contributes more than $100 billion to the economy — but it's being threatened by trade wars and climate change.
Farm equipment provides a backdrop as U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to deliver remarks on agriculture Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trump is set to roll out a $16 billion bailout package as the trade war stings American farmers

The Trump administration is rolling out a second round of aid for farmers who have been stung by its yearlong trade war with China.