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  • Farmers Backed Trump But Suffer from His Trade War

    08/08/2018 8:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2018 | Steven Hilding
    President Donald Trump is clearly concerned about the plight of American farmers. He pushed the Department of Agriculture to make available up to $12 billion of temporary relief to those farms caught in the middle of his tariff war – starting this Labor Day. It’s laudable that he wants to address this problem, but let’s remember that it was a problem of his own creation. America is a breadbasket to much of the world because of our exceptional farmland. We have about two-and-a-half times as much arable land as does China, for instance, with about the same landmass. That means...
  • China may have to resume U.S. soybean purchases in weeks: Oil World

    08/07/2018 1:47:49 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 7, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    In July, China imposed import tariffs on a list of U.S. goods, including soybeans, as part of the trade dispute with the United States. China is the world’s largest soybean importer and has been seeking alternative supplies, especially in South America, where supplies available for export are down. “China has to resume purchases of U.S. soybeans,” Oil World said in its latest newsletter. “The South American supply shortage will make it necessary for China, in our opinion, to import 15 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans in October 2018/March 2019, even if the current trade war is not resolved.” Chinese purchases...
  • Farmers Want a Hand-Up not a Hand-Out

    07/30/2018 3:28:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    America’s farmers don’t want charity. They want a partnership that will endure and a long-term investment that will truly make a difference I live in farm country. The northwest corner of Iowa is the “reddest” part of the state, having cast massive majority votes for the current president in most of the counties in this region. The economy is dominated by corn, soybeans, ethanol production and massive livestock operations focused on eggs, poultry, pork and beef. To thrive in this part of the state one has to be able to speak “agriculture” with all the boys at the local cafes...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans approve of Trump aid to farmers

    07/29/2018 10:13:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Max Greenwood
    More than half of Americans approve of President Trump's decision to send billions of dollars in aid to farmers affected by new retaliatory tariffs, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. Fifty-six percent of respondents said that they support the plan, including three-quarters of Republicans and a third of Democrats, according to the survey, which was conducted from July 26-28. The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would send as much as $12 billion in emergency relief to farmers affected by recent retaliatory tariffs implemented as part of an ongoing trade war. Trump has faced criticism for imposing...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells [media]... Trump..."is becoming...like a Soviet-type of economy..."

    07/24/2018 12:15:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/24/18 | Alex Bolton, "journalist" for The sHill
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells @burgessev and me outside GOP lunch that $12 billion in trade assistance to farmers from Trump administration "this is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here" with "commissars" sprinkling around benefits.
  • Trump tapping $12B to help farmers affected by tariffs

    07/24/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 82 replies
    wral.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | KEN THOMAS and PAUL WISEMANl, AP
    WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China and other trading partners. The plan focuses on Midwest soybean producers and others targeted by retaliatory measures. The Agriculture Department said the proposal would include direct assistance for farmers, purchases of excess crops and trade promotion activities aimed at building new export markets. Officials said the plan would not require congressional approval and would come through the Commodity Credit Corporation, a wing of the department that addresses agricultural prices. "This is a short-term solution that...
  • Dust Bowl Economics: Trump wants taxpayers to bail out farmers hurt by his trade war.

    07/12/2018 4:59:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 155 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2018
    When pork prices collapsed amid a global trade war during the Great Depression, the Roosevelt Administration in 1933 had an idea—slaughter six million piglets. Put a floor under prices by destroying supply. It didn’t work. Now the Trump Administration may try its own version of Depressionomics by using the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to support crop prices walloped by the Trump tariffs: Hurt farmers and then put them on the government dole. How about not hurting them in the first place? That’s the question as Mr. Trump escalates his trade war, on Wednesday proposing 10% tariffs on $200 billion in...
  • Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health

    07/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    ABC ^ | 10th July 2018 | Nathan Morris
    When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part. He and his partner Paul Wilson agreed, though Kerry had reservations about not having the right body type. "Gee whiz, I'm 56. Does it matter?" Kerry asked. It didn't. The cause, which raises awareness about the mental health of Australian farmers, hit a personal chord with the couple. Kerry and Paul are fifth-generation farmers who live and work together near Nimbin in the northern rivers of New South Wales. "You carry a...
  • Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Businesses

    07/02/2018 6:26:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 2, 2018 | Jesse Newman
    The U.S. Farm Belt helped deliver Donald Trump to the White House, drawn to his promises to revive rural America and deregulate industry. Now, the president’s global trade offensive is threatening the livelihoods of many farmers. Mounting trade disputes, spurred by U.S. threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods from key trading partners, have cut U.S. agricultural exports and sent commodity prices tumbling. Many farmers, who depend on shipments overseas for one-fifth of the goods they produce, say they are anxious, especially because they are already expecting bumper...
  • Farmers in America are killing themselves in staggering numbers

    06/27/2018 1:14:02 AM PDT · by gattaca · 42 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | June 26, 2018 | Irana Ivanova
    "Think about trying to live today on the income you had 15 years ago." That's how agriculture expert Chris Hurt describes the plight facing U.S. farmers today. The unequal economy that's emerged over the past decade, combined with patchy access to health care in rural areas, have had a severe impact on the people growing America's food. Recent data shows just how much. Farmers are dying by suicide at a higher rate than any other occupational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The suicide rate in the field of farming, fishing and forestry is 84.5...
  • Australia ‘Looking Into’ Specific Cases Of Persecution Against South African Farmers

    04/03/2018 9:47:30 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2018 | Simon Kents
    Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says it’s “unquestionable” some white South African farmers are being persecuted and his department is looking into specific cases. Mr. Dutton also told Sky News Australia that no one in the government has retracted his offer to help white South African farmers who are eligible to be resettled under Australia’s refugee program, despite the South African government claiming Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had done so. On the contrary, he maintains that his department is “looking into” specific cases and Australia will do what it can for people in “desperate” situations. Mr. Dutton’s comments follow...
  • South Africa criticises Australian plan to fast-track white farmer visas

    03/16/2018 10:41:43 AM PDT · by detective · 188 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/14/3018 | Simon Allison
    South Africa has criticized Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton’s offer to fast-track the visas of its white African farmers, saying his comments on the supposed threat to their lives and land were “sad” and “regrettable”. A spokesperson for international relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu, said: “There is no need to fear … we want to say to the world that we are engaged in a process of land redistribution which is very important to address the imbalances of the past. But it is going to be done legally, and with due consideration of the economic impact and impact on individuals.”
  • Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

    03/10/2018 12:27:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 10, 2018 | MONICA DAVEY and PATRICIA COHEN
    MAPLE PARK, Ill. — Snow and sleet were falling on Eldon Gould’s 500 acres this week, but he was already looking ahead to planting season; depending on ground conditions and the temperature, that could be just several weeks away. But now the prospect of steel and aluminum tariffs was adding to the list of worries and uncertainties that come with every corn and soybean season. “It’s the retaliation risk,” Mr. Gould said from his kitchen table in Maple Park, in a region of northern Illinois where farmland runs on for miles. “The world’s already awash in grain,” Mr. Gould said,...
  • Immigration Priority to South African Farmers facing Systematic Land Confiscations and Murder

    03/03/2018 10:00:25 AM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    We the People ^ | 2/28/2018 | M.O.
    We the People call upon Congress to apply immigration priority to the South African Farmers facing systematic land confiscation and murder by their own government. These government sanctioned land confiscations / murders are race related (See here - https://tinyurl.com/y7mfmhco ) and our governments responsibility to act by UN law ( See here - https://tinyurl.com/ya5fn63p ) Must not be ignored. White South African Farmers facing genocide in their home land should be given priority as they not only face extinction in their homelands but also stand as a primary example of the kind of immigrants we would want here in our...
  • Cry Me a River of White Tears, White South African Colonizers

    03/02/2018 2:42:14 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    The Root ^ | February 26, 2018 | Angela Helm
    Recently, Lauren Southern highlighted the perilous plight of white South Africans, who—gasp—are being discriminated against ... this, in the very country known throughout the world for its racial tolerance! In a seven-minute documentary, this tone-deaf “alt-right” propagandist ruminates on the travails of white South Africans who are “going through an intense crisis” (complete with sad music in the background) in the very same country where their people colonized native South Africans into a brutal racial caste system beginning in the 1940s. Southern says that these whites are allegedly being displaced (all 60 of them, in this case) and have to...
  • THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION ASKING TRUMP TO LET WHITE FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATE TO U.S.

    03/01/2018 5:54:10 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 128 replies
    Full Title THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION ASKING TRUMP TO LET WHITE FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATE TO U.S. AFTER COUNTRY VOTES TO FORCE THEM OFF LAND (With no compensation) More than 10,500 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. after the country voted to strip white farmers of their land without compensation. The petition calls on the U.S. leader to "take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States." Boer is the term used to describe South Africans...
  • ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE: 'WE WILL NOT PROSECUTE KILLERS OF WHITE FARMERS'

    08/19/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • Rick Santorum: Refiners attack President Trump at their peril

    01/02/2018 1:05:57 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 124 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 02, 2017 | Rick Santorum
    Oil lobbyists aren’t accustomed to hearing the word "no." And from an all-of-the-above perspective, that’s not always a bad thing. America needs more energy, not less. We still import about a quarter of all the oil we consume. But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence for granted, and that could prove their undoing with a White House that is known for drawing a clear line between friends and foes. Most recently, a few refiners have begun smearing the president and his allies in Congress for refusing to abandon the Renewable Fuel Standard, which protects U.S. production of...
  • Zimbabwe Returns Land To White Farmer Evicted By Mugabe Regime

    12/22/2017 1:23:46 PM PST · by paltz · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/17 | Kerry Picket
    A white Zimbabwean farmer previously kicked off his land by the former Robert Mugabe regime received a hero’s welcome from his community Thursday following the new government’s return of his land, the Associated Press reported. Guided by military escort, Robert Smart became the first white farmer who came back to the land he once owned before it was seized nearly two decades ago by Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party. In 2000, Mugabe ordered land seizures and evictions of white farmers and their families. According to the Telegraph, of the estimated 4,500 white farmers prior the seizures, only several hundred remain. Zimbabwe’s...
  • America's Farmers Don't Depend on Illegal Immigration

    12/08/2017 12:56:03 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 08, 2017 | Spencer P. Morrison
    Liberals frame the debate over illegal immigration as a dilemma: either America grants amnesty to aliens or the economy will collapse. Some even imply that Americans will starve to death because of higher food prices – who will pick America's fruits and veggies if not illegals? Bruce Goldstein, president of a nonprofit called Farmworker Justice, boldly claims that if we were to deport all illegal aliens, "our agricultural system would collapse." Collapse. This is nonsense. American agriculture will not collapse without illegal labor. Why? Because there are plenty of technological solutions and American workers available to pick up the slack....