Washington — The US government will pay American farmers hurt by the trade war with China aid ranging between $15 to $150 per acre starting in August, department of agriculture officials said on Thursday, as part of President Donald Trump’s $16bn support package.

The fresh aid programme would be the second round of assistance for farmers after the department’s $12bn  plan in 2018  to compensate for lower prices for farm goods and lost sales stemming from trade disputes with China and other nations...

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