Trump announces $19B to farmers, ranchers to 'maintain the health' of the food supply chain amid coronavirus

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President Trump on Tuesday announced a $19 billion coronavirus food assistance program to support farmers and ranchers and “maintain the health of the food supply chain” in the United States amid the coronavirus crisis.

"The farmers and ranchers are incredible people," Trump said during comments at the Whtie House. "I’m proud to stand right by their side in this hour of need."

The president said the new program would provide $16 billion “directly” to farmers and ranchers.

“No other president has done this,” Trump said. “I’ll tell ya—you can go back to Abraham Lincoln. There’s no president who has treated the farmers like Trump. Who wouldn’t be with Trump?”