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Deere & Co. (DE) - Get Deere & Company Report and other farm equipment stocks soared on Tuesday, July 24, after Politico reported that President Donald Trump's administration announced that it will pledge $12 billion in aid to farmers to help offset his tariffs, which have been hurting the farming industry due to retaliation against U.S. meats, soybeans and fruits.
The report follows a tweet from the president, which claims that "Tariffs are the greatest!"
Deere was up more than 3% and CNH Industrial N.V. (CNHI) - Get CNH Industrial NV Report was up nearly 4%. Titan International Inc. (TWI) - Get Titan International, Inc. Report fell slightly while AGCO Corp. (AGCO) - Get AGCO Corporation Report was up nearly 1%.
However, the escalating trade war with China and the tensions with the EU and Canada have spooked other American companies, such as Harley Davidson Inc. (HOG) - Get Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Report , which announced during its earnings call on Tuesday that costs could increase by $55 million because of the tariffs.
The Department of Agriculture made its formal announcement about the farmers aid Tuesday afternoon.