Trump promised to help farmers burned by his trade war with China, but the state’s most powerful producers have received aid far exceeding the federal cap.
The president has levied tariffs on aluminum and steel from Canada and Mexico, and they’ve responded in kind. Texas farmers and ranchers worry the dust-up could endanger ag exports to the NAFTA partners.
Searching for community at a North Texas “ecovillage.”
The figure is only one-fifth of Hurricane Ike’s $1 billion agriculture losses and one-tenth of Irma’s.
Immigration checkpoints are keeping undocumented immigrants in South Texas while farmers in other parts of the state are desperate for labor.
The Texas Animal Health Commission and USDA, however, are mum on an estimated death toll.
Texas has the biggest rural population in the nation, yet many journalists treat much of the state as flyover country.
“It’s taking a law that’s already unconstitutional and making it worse,” said one media attorney.
Nine in 10 Texas farmworkers lack access to licensed housing, and many live without running water, electricity or ventilation.
‘There was no room to walk or cook, but you had to stay because there was no place else to go,’ one migrant farmworker said.