Dec 24, 2018

The shutdown could hurt farmers already struggling under Trump's trade war

Jerry Gannaway in a field in which he planted cotton, in Texas 2011. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

If the government shutdown continues into next week, financial aid to farmers impacted by the trade war could temporarily stop, CNBC reports.

The big picture: The government is expected to be closed due to lapse of funding until at least December 27th, which is when the Senate next convenes. The $12 billion aid package that was approved earlier this year helps wheat, soybean, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, almond, and corn producers, according to CNBC.

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