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Trump hails 'cash' to U.S. farmers before Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a "cash" payout to American farmers before the Thanksgiving Day holiday that he attributed to China tariffs.

"Our great Farmers will recieve another major round of 'cash,' compliments of China Tariffs, prior to Thanksgiving," he wrote on Twitter. The payments however will be made by the United States government. The Agriculture Department said on Friday it will begin a second round of trade payments this week. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)