This was necessitated after China is non-committal on the $200 billion of agri purchases it had committed as Phase 1 of the Trade Deal. Trump has come out with a master plan to directly purchase $3 billion worth of agriculture, meat and dairy products from the farmers to arrest joblessness that has touched a high of 14.7%. The Coronavirus pandemic had badly disrupted supply chains with farmers forced to destroy their produce to avoid a sharp price fall.