ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state farmers' group is welcoming the federal government's $12 billion plan to assist farmers hurt by trade disputes. But the New York Farm Bureau hopes the Trump administration's disputes with China and other trading partners can be resolved quickly.

The federal plan announced Tuesday is designed to help farmers hurt by tariffs with direct payments.

New York Farm Bureau president David Fisher said in a prepared statement Tuesday that the plan recognizes the dire need among many farmers. He added that what New York farmers ultimately want is open markets to sell their products.

President Donald Trump is trying to renegotiate trade agreements that he says have hurt American workers. He has asked for patience ahead of key talks.

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