As shutdown stalls farm bailout, Trump team extends deadline

The government shutdown has stalled President
Trump’s program to send billions of dollars to farmers hurt by the trade
war with China, as the Agriculture Department office responsible for
administering the payouts is closed for lack of funding. On
Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the
department has extended the deadline for farmers to apply for bailout
payments. The application window was slated to close Jan. 15, but Perdue
said Tuesday that the deadline will be extended, at minimum, weeks
after the shutdown ends.

Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Jeff Stein

TAGS
financial support, governance, shutdown, trade policy, and trump agenda
DATE PUBLISHED
2019-01-09 (Modified: 2019-01-09)

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