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China has been reluctant to commit to the farm purchases Trump touted

A $50 billion quota would be more than double the amount of agricultural products that China imported from the US in 2017.
Farm equipment provides a backdrop as U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to deliver remarks on agriculture Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Farm bankruptcies jump to highest level since 2011 as Trump’s tariffs bite

The unprecedented amount of aid to farmers has raised concerns about misuse of funds and drawn backlash from agricultural groups and lawmakers.

Weeks after trade announcement, China has still not confirmed the farm purchases Trump promised

Weeks after the agreement was announced, the second-largest economy has still not confirmed the agricultural quotas the White House touted.
Trump campaigned to support farmers in 2016 but his tariffs have cut rancher incomes dramatically.

Farmers are slamming Trump’s $28 billion farm bailout — more than double Obama’s 2009 payment to automakers — as a ‘Band...

"The aid package that has come in is a relief, and it softens the landing, but it's not a solution, it's a Band-Aid."
Raphael Manet checks the growth of oyster mushrooms at the "Bunker Comestible," (the "edible bunker") in Strasbourg, France, on February 19, 2018. The organic farm was established in a former gunpowder warehouse bunker used during the Franco-German 1870 war.

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.

The Epstein-funded MIT lab has an ambitious project that purports to revolutionize agriculture. Insiders say it’s mostly smoke and mirrors.

MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.
Trump's tariffs are hurting 5 sectors of the economy.

Consumers, retailers, farmers, manufacturers, and tech firms are all getting clobbered by tariffs in Trump’s trade war

America's economy cooled more than expected last quarter — a sign of the toll the trade war is taking. Trump in a tweet blamed the companies themselves.

American farmers say China tariffs are making life worse — and rancher support for Trump is fading fast

The American Farm Bureau told Business Insider that it saw a 13% increase in farm bankruptcies since the start of the trade war.
Francisco da Silva Vale and his son Hercules navigate during a fishing session at Vila Nova do Amana in the Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 23, 2015.

Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here’s why we need the worl...

The Amazon produces up to 20% of the world's oxygen, helps cycle water and regulate weather across the globe, and holds 10% of Earth's biodiversity.
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, August 20, 2019.

The fires in the Amazon are the result of seasonal burning that farmers do every year. Here’s why they’ve gotten so bad this summer.

Farmers regularly set fires to clear new tracts of land. Scientists and environmentalists think they're behind this month's record-setting blazes.