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Japan readies plan to strengthen its farmers ahead of US trade pact

Support will be given to boost exports and aid farmers threatened by cheap imports

The Japanese government plans to help producers compete better with cheaper imports from the U.S. and aid exports of wagyu beef. (Photo courtesy of JA Shizuoka)   © JA Shizuoka

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will roll out a package aimed at helping farmers take full advantage of the coming bilateral trade deal with the U.S. and supporting those who might be hurt by a flood of cheaper imports.

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