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GAO finds disparities in 2019 trade assistance

The 2019 version of the Trump administration’s Market Facilitation Program overestimated trade damages and was marked by regional payment disparities among farmers growing the same crops, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.
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Will USDA forge ahead with proposed changes to ERS and NIFA?

When Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue proposed moving both the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of the D.C. metro area last month, quite a few folks within the economic and research communities voiced their opposition. But now, USDA's Chief Economist is offering more insight on the rationale behind the idea - at least for ERS.
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