The following story will move Sunday as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won’t be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the heartland, some growers say with the November midterm elections fast approaching such disappointing aid outcomes could potentially affect their vote. By Juliet Linderman. UPCOMING: 1,150 words, photos by 11 a.m.