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Rural

Farmer sentiment hits 32-month low

For the second month in a row, agricultural producer sentiment experienced a big decline, erasing all gains recorded following the November 2016 election and indicating weaker expectations for the future.
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USDA rushes trade aid; farm groups make pitches

Agriculture Secretary Perdue is planning to head over to the White House this week to make a presentation on how the department is proposing to dole out $15 billion to $20 billion in what is tentatively being called the “Farming Support Program” for producers who continue to bear the brunt of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, government officials tell Agri-Pulse.
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