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Not much federal support for dairy; farmers feel effects of trade tariffs

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Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — Better than nothing, but not by much.

That’s how farmers, industry officials and members of Congress are characterizing the Trump administration’s plan to aid dairy farmers hit by tariffs as a result of the President’s “trade war.”

The proposal includes direct relief of 12 cents per hundredweight on half of a farm’s 2018 production, totaling $127.4 million nationwide, and $84.9 million in purchases of dairy products.

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