CNN and Newsweek: Farmers losing patience.

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump praised farmers across the country as true patriots, as he unveiled a $16 billion bailout plan for farmers struggling to make ends meet amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China. 

“You could say with our farmers, they’re patriots,” Trump said, adding that his administration “will ensure that our farmers get the relief that they need.” 

While America’s farmers might be “patriots,” American farmland is increasingly being bought up by outside investors. As NPR noted in a recent report, nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland were held by foreign investors in 2015, nearly double the acres owned by foreign investors a decade before. 


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