Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement of federal aid to agricultural producers. The Trump administration on Tuesday announced up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers.
“These programs recognize the market challenges our farmers are facing today, and will provide some temporary assistance. What we need is certainty when it comes to our trade relationships. We continue to urge the administration for the swift resolution of our trade negotiations with China and our NAFTA trading partners, as well as pursuing new trade agreements. As I travel the state I continue to hear Iowa farmers want more trade, not aid.”