Updated: February 23, 2020 08:03 AM
Created: February 23, 2020 07:53 AM
NEW YORK, N.Y. (WHEC) — The president's plan to bail out New York farmers may be expanding despite a pending investigation.
According to the Albany Times Union, the program has given over $90 million to New York farmers. On Friday, the president said in a tweet he may continue the two-year program after a top expert projected that U.S. exports to China will fall short of White House expectations.
IF OUR FORMALLY TARGETED FARMERS NEED ADDITIONAL AID UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE TRADE DEALS WITH CHINA, MEXICO, CANADA AND OTHERS FULLY KICK IN, THAT AID WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, PAID FOR OUT OF THE MASSIVE TARIFF MONEY COMING INTO THE USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Meanwhile, the U.S. Government Accountability Office opened an investigation into the program two weeks ago over allegations that the program unfairly boosts southern and larger farms.
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