Denny Wolff Responds to $12 Billion in Aid to Farmers

- July 24, 2018

Millville, Pennsylvania (July 24, 2018) – Denny Wolff, former Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary and Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District, released a statement today in response to the announcement that the White House will deliver $12 billion in aid to farmers. 

"Farmers prefer trade rather than aid. This money is a band-aid over a severed artery," Wolff said. "The problem remains the current trade war. There needs to be a game plan in place so agriculture knows where they’ll be next year. I have talked to a number of lenders who are concerned with what this trade war will mean for the financial health of farmers next year.”

An estimated $1.72 billion in Pennsylvania exports are threatened by recent trade moves, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Those exports are linked to more than 1.6 million jobs in the state related to farming, steel, aluminum, baked goods, motorcycle manufacturing, and more.

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