PBS NewsHour

Shutdown comes at a 'tough time' to be an American farmer

Clip: 01/15/2019 | 4m

President Trump promoted his trade policies Monday at the American Farm Bureau Federation. But the government shutdown has hurt farmers seeking loans needed for upcoming crop seasons, and certain provisions in the newly signed Farm Bill cannot be administered until USDA offices reopen. Farm Aid’s Joe Schroeder joins John Yang to discuss how the shutdown has come at a "tough time to be a farmer."

Aired: 01/15/19

Rating: NR

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