US farmers in line for record $37bn in government handouts this year

Surge in payments sparks claims Trump is trying to buy agricultural vote ahead of election
Farmers in Iowa are set to receive more than $900m from a scheme to provide relief during the pandemic © Dan Brouillette/Bloomberg

Farmers in the US are in line for record handouts from Washington this year, sparking accusations that Donald Trump is trying to buy the agricultural vote ahead of the November election.