37% Of Farmers Are ‘Not At All’ Confident In Tariff Aid Package

July 31, 2018 10:07 AM
Farmers are concerned the aid packaged announced last week by the Trump Administration will not help them financially.

Last week, the Trump Administration announced that it will roll out a $12 billion aid package to farmers as early as this September. The emergency aid is designed to offset financial losses farmers affected by tariffs are expected to incur as a result of the trade disputes between the U.S. and China. But only 10% of farmers responding to a Farm Journal Pulse survey last week said the relief plan alleviates their financial concerns.

Nearly 670 farmers responded to the question: To what degree does President Trump’s $12 billion relief plan for U.S. farmers relieve your concerns about the impact of tariffs on your farm income? Thirty-seven percent of farmers responded “not at all.” Another 24% said the plan alleviates their concerns only “somewhat,” while 29% percent said they are “not sure.”


http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_green.png= Completely


10 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_red.png= Somewhat


24 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_blue.png= Not At All


37 %

http://pulse.farmjournalmobile.com/images/dot_orange.png= Not Sure


29 %

Total # of Responses




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charles andrews
kanopolis, KS
8/1/2018 06:40 AM

  The cost to all importers-exporters is too severe and can start a global recession. The $12B will be a pass through to lenders. Please let me send very accurate long term data files pertinent to the discussion! Charlie@aaatrade.biz 312.343.2572

Chris Chant
DeWitt, MI
8/1/2018 09:57 AM

  I did not sign up for the last farm program. Anyone know if I will be eligible for the tariff relief program. I am 63 years old, farming in Michigan for 45 years. The two things that have hurt me the most were not floods or droughts. I was 24 when the Russian grain embargo crashed corn prices. In the 1980's a dairy herd buyout crashed prices on Holstein steers I raise. I have confidence that Trump is about 3 steps ahead of everyone else in his thought process.

Jonesboro, AR
8/2/2018 07:19 AM

  These 37% should follow their conscience and not take the tariff payment. But the truth is they will be the first in line to get it! Lots of big mouths out there who run Trump and the tariff payment down but will meekly take the payment and continue to bash Trump. sounds pretty hypocritical to me.


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