U.S. President Donald Trump, in a meeting with voters in Wisconsin, announced an additional $13 billion to help the agricultural sector overcome the constraints imposed by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“Starting next week, my administration will allocate an additional $13 billion to help farmers recover from the effects of the ‘Chinese virus,'” the White House chief said.
The details of the new support program will be announced on Friday. The Ministry of Agriculture will use the funds in addition to the $14 billion previously allocated. Farmers will be able to apply for assistance on Monday, September 21.
In the United States, farmers have been forced to destroy their produce during the crisis. Owners of American dairy farms are in distress: quarantine measures introduced due to the Coronavirus pandemic have exacerbated the demand decline, which has been going on for years.