American Free Trade Agreement, Humeyra Pamuk reports for Reuters.
USDA announced in August that the first $6 billion would include cash payments to farmers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy and hogs. Regarding the second $6 billion installment, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters the department will be "recalculating along as we go" because the new agreement might lessen the financial pain felt by some farmers.
Pamuk notes, "American farmers have yet to see the full benefit of the new accord as an ongoing dispute over steel and aluminum tariffs mean they still face retaliatory measures when trading with Canada and Mexico. That agreement also does not address the harm as a result of the trade war."