Here is how Washington’s apples may be affected by tariffs
Search the McClatchy Washington database to see how much money farmers in your county got in trade-war tariff subsidies, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
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The federal government has paid Washington farms and dairies $50 million, under a special program meant to help them survive the Trump administration’s trade war.
Countries like China and Mexico retaliated against the administration’s tariffs by placing their own tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture rolled out a “trade mitigation” program to ease the pain, sending checks to farmers who suffered from retaliatory tariffs. The program includes dairy, wheat, cherries and other products. The first round of payments went out in 2018.
The USDA says an additional $16 billion will be distributed to U.S. farmers this year.