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Feds pay $24 million to Idaho ag operations over trade war

 


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government has paid $24 million to Idaho farms and dairies in an effort to help them survive financial losses caused by President Donald Trump's trade wars.

But farmers and industry leaders across the state say the payments — ranging from $2 to nearly $400,000 — don't begin to cover what they have lost.

"It's not even worth coming to town for," Gordon Gallup, a wheat farmer in Ririe, told the Idaho Statesman . He received $4,728 in October 2018, an amount he said barely makes a dent in operational costs for a farm his size. He produces roughly 400,000 b...



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