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Most farmers would rather farm and sell, not take Trump’s handouts

August 2, 2018

By Staff

Farmers can patch up a tractor’s flat tire in the field and hope for the best when it comes to the weather, but it’s the problems they didn’t create and can’t fix that leave them most frustrated.

As President Trump comes stumping in Luzerne County Thursday night, Pennsylvania and New Jersey soybean farmers find themselves in the middle of a trade war they didn’t start, and while the president has asked the nation’s farmers to “be a little patient” and offered $12 billion in emergency relief, they are repeating a familiar mantra: They want free trade, not aid.

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