Department of Agriculture Working on New Trade Mitigation Package

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the middle of developing a trade assistance program for farmers. According to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, there are very few details available at the moment. The new trade package is expected to cost between $15 and 20 billion, which is the general calculation of the damage to U.S. farmers due to trade disputes. Direct farmer payments and market development programs will likely be in the package, as they were last time. Some new elements will also be included.