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Not all farmers see gains in trade
The St. Joseph News-Press ^ | Sunday, November 30, 2003 | SUSAN MIRES

Posted on 12/01/2003 1:50:36 PM PST by Willie Green

Edited on 05/07/2004 6:06:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Imagine there

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: food; globalism; nafta; thebusheconomy; trade

1 posted on 12/01/2003 1:50:37 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: farmfriend
2 posted on 12/01/2003 1:51:02 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green
And cattle from Mexico also make their way to Mr. Runyan´s ranch. Every week from October through April, he visits the northern states of Mexico, buying young calves that are moved through El Paso, Texas, then shipped to feedlots in Kansas and Missouri.

Under COOL would this beef be labeled as from Mexico or the US? Combination of both?
3 posted on 12/01/2003 2:00:01 PM PST by lelio
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Bush signs $190 billion farm bill

We are spending three times as much on corporate welfare to farmers as on Iraq. What are they complaining about?

4 posted on 12/01/2003 2:23:34 PM PST by gawd
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The author of this article must have gone to public school. He barely finishes the idea of free trade's benefit before he slams it, then comes back and says it is good, then slams it again.

My wife's father had a family farm and as far back as the thirties and through the sixties, the farmer had a day job and the farm. That has been the life of farming all across the west.

Farming is hard work and never was a money making operation, but it is how the rural American lived, eating their farm raised food, spending their in town money and raising kids. Today people buy more food at the store than what they raise on their farm. Someone give them a history book.

5 posted on 12/01/2003 2:48:10 PM PST by q_an_a
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Related thread: Amid Dying Towns of Rural Plains, One Makes a Stand
6 posted on 12/01/2003 4:41:11 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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Manufacturing Activity Is Highest in 20 Years

Job Growth Returns to Sector After Three Years of Decline By MICHAEL SCHROEDER

WASHINGTON -- Manufacturing in November showed the most robust activity in two decades, lifting employment in the sector higher than expected.

The Institute for Supply Management, a private research firm, said Monday that its index of manufacturing activity rose to 62.8 last month from 57 in October.

Providing solid evidence of an improving manufacturing jobs picture, the ISM employment index climbed to 51 from 47.7. The last time the employment gauge was above 50 was September 2000.

Readings of at least 50 point to strong growth in the industrial sector, which has lagged behind other sectors as the economy digs out of the recession that started in 2001.

Economists had expected the industrial index would rise to 59, according to a survey by Dow Jones Newswires and CNBC.

Calling the survey results "astonishing," Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics Ltd., said the latest reading is consistent with year-over-year growth in gross domestic product of about 7%. He added that the employment survey suggests "the three-year run of industrial job losses will soon end."

Meanwhile, construction spending increased 0.9% in October as still low mortgage rates drove residential home building to unprecedented levels. Big gains were registered in public projects as federal and state governments have ramped up spending.

Overall construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $922 billion, the highest level on record, from an upwardly revised $913.5 billion in September, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Private residential construction spending rose 2.2% to a record $484.1 billion, while private nonresidential construction slipped 2.1%. The decline, the steepest since a 2.3% drop last December, was driven by weakness in construction of commercial facilities, power plants and factories.

The economic reports suggest that growth is likely to continue. "Based on this data, it appears that the recovery is gaining momentum," Norbert Ore, who directs the survey for the ISM, said in a statement. "Indications are that the manufacturing sector is ending 2003 on a very positive note, and all of the indexes support continued strength into 2004."

The ISM survey's backlog-of-orders index increased to 59 in November from 53.5 a month earlier, an indication that orders exceeded production during the month.

Write to Michael Schroeder at

Updated December 1, 2003 12:42 p.m

7 posted on 12/01/2003 5:48:33 PM PST by TaxRelief (The Dems are pulling out their hair! God, they're so transparent. Spread the good news!)
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To: Willie Green; AAABEST; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

8 posted on 12/01/2003 7:44:40 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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9 posted on 12/02/2003 3:07:13 AM PST by E.G.C.
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