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Thursday, May 17, 2018

China has purchased record amounts of soybeans from Russia in recent months amid trade tensions with the U.S., Bloomberg reported. The world's biggest soybean importer, China has nearly tripled its imports from Russia, according to Bloomberg. Russian trade data show the country sold 850,000 metric tons of soybeans to China between last July and mid-May. The record sales more than twice the 340,000 tons sold during the previous growing period. The move comes amid China's halt on purchases from the U.S., the world's largest producer of soybeans.

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So much winning!

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-17 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Making Russia great again.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-05-17 04:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You built that Trumpublicans.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-17 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Soybeans are for the gays anyway.

Seriously, what Trump voter cares about soy???

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 05:28 PM | Reply

Where's the gang of Trump apologists to explain why this is a good thing?

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-05-17 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm sure somehow Trump is benefiting monetarily from selling out American farmers to China ...

Trump is probably receiving kick backs from Putin, since Trump is a compromised POTUS who is indebted to Russian billionaires.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-17 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Libs eat tofu!

It's what they do!

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-05-17 08:28 PM | Reply

Suicide Is Rising Among American Farmers As They Struggle To Keep Afloat

Farm-state lawmakers are concerned that political fighting about the "Farm Bill" could endanger a critical rural safety net and deepen a growing mental health crisis among farmers. Suicide hotlines have seen an uptick in calls as farmers worry that Washington politics over trade, tariffs and the bill could make it harder to keep farms afloat.

www.npr.org

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 09:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Farmer suicides are good for business.
Trump's business.
More cheap land for Trump to buy.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 09:24 PM | Reply

I didn't know this:

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a breakdown of suicide rates by profession, and farmers have the highest rates of suicide by more than 30 percent."

Trump likes soldiers who don't get captured. I wonder how he feels about farmers who become suicidal. Does he think of them as losers?

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump views farmers as bad stewards of the land.
They could be charging rents, like he does.
Instead they grow carrots or whatever.
Sad!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 10:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

#7, you know what tofu is slang for in Chinese, right?

Wo hen xihuan chi doufu.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-05-18 12:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

WTF that supposed to mean...???

You think I speak Chinese?

Not that kinda Asian.....

#13 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-05-18 06:18 AM | Reply

Seriously, what Trump voter cares about soy???

#4 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-05-17 05:28 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

The ones that grow them.

www.nytimes.com

Farmers' Anger at Trump Tariffs Puts Republican Candidates in a Bind

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 07:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Farmers will make the shift to growing loco and then poppies if the left gets their way.

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-05-18 09:31 AM | Reply

We subsidize soybeans to the tune of $2+ billion per year.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-05-18 10:00 AM | Reply

#13, everyone should speak Chinese, regardless if whether they're Asian. It's the world's most populous language!

#17 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-05-18 11:49 AM | Reply

I would like to see farmers growing something besides soybeans anyway. Most soybeans grown in the US are roundup ready, although this is declining because weeds are building resistance to glyphosate. So Monsanto wants farmers to switch over to to Dicamba resistant soy beans, but Dicamba likes to drift outside the field killing all the vegetation around it. And then there is DuPont's soybean, which is bred to resist glyphosate, glufosinate, and 2,4-D (what they put in agent orange).

Maybe farmers can grow something we will actually eat here in the states that doesn't give us cancer, give men low (and deformed) sperm counts, and make us retarded?

#18 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-05-18 12:05 PM | Reply

#18

It's he farmer's fault. Any Trumpite knows that.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:12 PM | Reply

Farmers will make the shift to growing loco and then poppies if the left gets their way.

#15 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2018-05-18 09:31 AM | FLAG:

Yes. You're right. Very good Uncle.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-05-18 12:45 PM | Reply

@Sentinel #12
哈哈哈 Trumpvoters© 都真二百五,不知道你很聪明的

#21 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-05-18 12:54 PM | Reply

Farmers will make the shift to growing loco and then poppies if the left gets their way.
#15 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2018-05-18 09:31 AM

If you are going to lie, Fester, why not lie like a professional? You lie too often as a damned amateur. Boring, really.

#22 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-05-18 12:56 PM | Reply

Maybe farmers can grow something I will actually eat here in the states that doesn't give me cancer, give me low (and deformed) sperm counts, and make me retarded?
#18 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN AT 2018-05-18 12:05 PM | FLAG: FTFY

#23 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-05-18 12:57 PM | Reply

#23 | Posted by e1g1

So you have completely decoupled your diet from the industrial ag complex? And your drinking water is incapable of being contaminated from over application of fertilizer? Please, provide insight.

#24 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-05-18 01:26 PM | Reply

"We subsidize soybeans to the tune of $2+ billion per year"

Same for Tobacco farmers to the tune of $60 million a year

Do you eat Tobacco?

#25 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-18 01:37 PM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES AT 2018-05-18 01:37 PM | REPLY

Only once.

#26 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-05-18 05:36 PM | Reply

No soy here though. It has a high gluten content.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-05-18 05:37 PM | Reply

No soy here though. It has a high gluten content.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Soy is a bean. Gluten comes from wheat. There is no wheat in beans.

Did you mean soy SAUCE? Wheat is an ingredient in that.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-18 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Most soybean pastes, some soy oils, and an unfortunate amount of other soybean products. The bean itself served as edamame is okay (and tasty).

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-05-18 07:06 PM | Reply

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

And that is only in cheap soy sauce - true soy sauce has no wheat or gluten.

#30 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-18 07:59 PM | Reply

Where can I buy the Trump, Make Russia Great Again (that's MRGA for the alt-right troglodytes) T-shirts?

#31 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-05-19 04:10 AM | Reply

"I would like to see farmers growing something besides soybeans anyway."

Russian soybean farmers agree with you. Farmers grow the crops they have markets for, unfortunately Trump doesn't understand markets, farming or any of the real world problems farmers have to deal with everyday. I doubt most of them understood that Trump would be their newest problem, undermining the price of their crops and even destroying their abililty to continue farming. I won't even attack them for voting for him, no one could have expected this level of bad governing, Trump is a disaster and I do have sympathy for his victims even if they voted for him. There was no way for them to predict how insane he really is.

#32 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-19 08:29 AM | Reply

Farmers grow the crops they have markets for

I get that. But farmers really need to diversify. Monocropping leaves the ag industry vulnerable to disease, climate anomalies, and...wait for it...market failures. And it is just plain bad for the environment. And it is bad for human health due to all the chemicals we use. The consequences to farmers resulting from the tariffs are only a symptom of unsustainable farming practices. Things can, and likely will, get a lot worse if we don't change the way we produce crops in this country.

#33 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-05-19 02:58 PM | Reply

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