Some 40 percent of farm income now comes from a combination of trade aid (due to the China trade war), disaster assistance, farm subsidies and insurance claims, according to Axios.com. Is American food production, and thus national security, in jeopardy when so many farms derive so much income from sources other than selling food? Agricultural trade aid reaches $28 billion but still falls short of farm losses due to President Trump’s ongoing battle with Communist China. How should conservatives view a bailout bigger than the one President Obama gave Detroit automakers?
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