AFBF President Zippy Duvall provided the “opposing view” to USA Today’s July 26 editorial against the Agriculture Department’s agricultural aid package. “The Agriculture Department on Tuesday announced a $12 billion package to help farmers and ranchers deal with the consequences of a trade war not of our making,” Duvall wrote. “Given no other alternatives, it was the right thing to do,” he added. Duvall also pointed out that the financial situation farmers are facing is “bad and getting worse,” with farm-gate prices for major commodities including corn and soybeans down 20 percent since the start of the trade war in May. Read “Farmers Need USDA Help” here and “Farm Handout Signals Damage of Trump Tariffs” here.