Trump Touts Farmers, Then Ignores Them, Professor Pahnke Writes in Op-Ed

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NEWSDAY (MELVILLE, NEW YORK)/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE -- Anthony Pahnke is vice president of Family Farm Defenders and an assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University in San Francisco. This column was produced for the Progressive Media Project, which is run by The Progressive magazine and distributed by Tribune News Service.

“Instead of adopting measures that farmer organizations have proposed, the Trump administration has chosen to provide bailouts on two separate occasions,” Pahnke writes. “Such assistance is prompted by the negative effects on rural communities from Trump’s ongoing trade dispute with China.”