However, the shoemakers and retailers say that while they have been moving their sourcing away from China: "Footwear is a very capital-intensive industry, with years of planning required to make sourcing decisions, and companies can not simply move factories to adjust to these changes". "I can't recall a president more concerned about farmer well-being".
The US and Chinese leaders are also set to meet again at the G20 summit in Japan next month.
China has threatened to retaliate against USA sanctions without giving details. He suggested it was unlikely a trade deal would be done by then, a sign that USA negotiators could be months away from settling a bitter trade dispute with China.
British chip designer ARM said it had halted relations with Huawei to comply with the US blockade, and mobile operators EE and Vodafone said they had dropped Huawei smartphones from the imminent launch of their 5G networks.
USA tech stocks were the hardest hit in an overall sharp global market drop on Thursday in signs the conflict between the world's two biggest economies was being seen as a battle not just over trade but also about who controls global technology.
"We will ensure that the farmers will get the relief that they need and very, very quickly".
Sources have said the trade talks stalled after China tried to delete commitments from a draft agreement that its laws would be changed to enact new policies on issues from intellectual property protection to forced technology transfers.
In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the president's decision to hike import tariffs to 25 percent will disproportionately impact the working class.
Crops covered include alfalfa, barley, canola, corn, lentils, rice, peanuts, chickpeas, sorghum, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat. But he said that China is "indirectly" paying for the aid.
"China is going to pay for these this 16 billion dollars through tariffs coming in a transfer coming in, and we are doing again through the (Civilian Conservation Corps) program which was authorized as we used previous year", Perdue said on Fox Business on Thursday morning.
"The thought of the government taking my money and giving it to farmers as subsidies to support their loses doesn't sit well", Foreman said by email. Farmers don't want welfare.
The research found that an average household will pay $831 this year due to the increased tariffs, a total annual cost of more than $100 billion across the country. Last year, the Trump administration delivered farmers an $11 billion bailout to offset the costs of his trade conflicts with China and other USA trading partners.
He then more than doubled tariffs on 200 billion USA dollars in Chinese goods and threatened to hit the remaining 300 billion US dollars in products imported each year with 25 percent tariffs.
"The idea is not to have tariffs, the idea is for them (China) to treat our companies fairly", Mnuchin said on Wednesday, and referred to the impact on US agriculture, which has been among the targets of China's retaliatory tariffs. They have focused on US agricultural exports in a direct shot at Trump's supporters in rural America.