May 9, 2020 / 7:22 PM / a month ago

U.S. to buy $3 billion worth of agricultural goods from farmers -Trump

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States would buy $3 billion worth of dairy, meat and produce from farmers as unemployment soars and the prices that slaughterhouses pay farmers for animals have fallen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Starting early next week, at my order, the USA will be purchasing, from our Farmers, Ranchers & Specialty Crop Growers, 3 Billion Dollars worth of Dairy, Meat & Produce for Food Lines & Kitchens,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. (Reporting by Makini Brice Editing by Chris Reese)

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