Maine Lobstermen Awarded More Than $36 Million Through USDA's Seafood Trade Relief Program
Maine lobstermen have received some welcome financial relief. U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced this week that a total of $36,284,110.12 has been awarded by the USDA's Seafood Trade Relief Program to offset the financial harm that the state's lobstermen and women have experienced due to China's retaliatory tariffs.
"Unfair retaliatory tariffs as well as the COVID-19 pandemic that has closed restaurants and reduced exports have placed increasing financial pressure on Maine's hardworking lobstermen and women," said Senator Collins...
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