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Donald Trump Speech in Omaha

Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Gov. Pete Ricketts before addressing a 2016 campaign rally in Omaha.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says a $12 billion aid package for farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war is a temporary solution, and he's encouraging the administration to reach new trade deals quickly.

Ricketts said Thursday that the package is a sign that the administration is supportive of farmers. He says he has helped connect administration officials to Nebraska producers and companies that are directly affected by new international tariffs.

Ricketts made the comments while hosting a Japanese delegation that is visiting to promote trade. Ricketts signed a largely symbolic agreement with Japan's Hyogo Prefecture in an effort to strengthen Nebraska's relationship with the region.

The University of Nebraska and University of Hyogo signed a similar agreement Wednesday that will lead to new partnerships.

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