The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Adams County farms received $2.46 million in aid from USDA

With a slower than usual harvest nearing an end, ongoing trade disputes and less than stellar crop production reports are hurting Pacific Northwest wheat growers


Last updated 12/19/2019 at 1:08pm

Over 600 farms in Adams County received a combined $2.46 million in federal payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to help farmers recoup losses in 2018 from recent and ongoing trade disputes.

The vast majority--almost $2.25 million--went to farms that grow wheat, according to the data that was obtained by The Associated Press from the USDA. And while the payments have helped mitigate some of the lost sales due to trade disputes between the U.S. and other countries, they're not close to making up for those lost sales.

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