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Friday, November 23, 2018

Across the United States, grain farmers are plowing under crops, leaving them to rot or piling them on the ground, in hopes of better prices next year, according to interviews with more than two dozen farmers, academic researchers and farm lenders. It's one of the results, they say, of a U.S. trade war with China that has sharply hurt export demand and swamped storage facilities with excess grain.

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The Dotard's reverse Midas Touch strikes again.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-11-23 06:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

where to put the mountain of grain they cannot sell to Chinese buyers

Donate it all to Africa.

Better than letting it rot, no?

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-23 07:24 AM | Reply

Hey, no, wait, I have an idea: call Al-Sisi!
By the way, anyone see a loose sponge around here, anywhere?
~ Ben Carson
Former Brain Surgeon & Holiday Inn Express Frequent Flyer

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-11-23 07:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Trump's economic genius at work.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-23 09:43 AM | Reply

"Like others, Honselman is banking on a resolution to the trade war before this spring". Yeah, sure, good luck with that.

#5 | Posted by berto42 at 2018-11-23 10:48 AM | Reply

The orange diaper sniper should offer free storage space at his bankrupt casinos and fraudulent schools.

#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-11-23 10:56 AM | Reply

winning.

#7 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-11-23 10:58 AM | Reply

So no one is going to mention all the subsidies farmers get to grow grain? Think how much money the government will save by not having to pay those subsidies next year.

#8 | Posted by jdmeth at 2018-11-23 12:13 PM | Reply

The wife notes as well how dire the vegetable and fruit looks in the local markets... Whither the pickers, up from fair Mexico?

#9 | Posted by DMTDust at 2018-11-23 12:15 PM | Reply

So. Much. Winning.

#10 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-11-23 12:55 PM | Reply

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Think how much money the government will save by not having to pay those subsidies next year.

#8 | POSTED BY JDMETH

Think how many farmers will go bankrupt if they can't sell their harvest.

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-11-23 02:11 PM | Reply

Such is the result of a guy who's too dumb to think more than 1 step ahead. But since this happens every time a POTUS makes a change, where one group of people experience negative problems while others boom, it's a systemic problem that the government itself is very inept at. They set aside $12 billion that, because we all know any system the government comes up with, is not going to be much help.

The obvious issue that's going to occur is the government is going to say there isn't much of a hit to agriculture because the numbers are still going to add up, farmers may be losing but ag storage is winning, so they will think there isn't a big problem. Whichever party isn't in the POTUS seat is going to whine and cry about how bad it is for the people feeling negative problems and ignore the people with positive results because it doesn't fit their agenda. It really is sad how predictable all of this is, over and over again, and how predictable both parties and their followers are going to be, like Groundhog's Day. But we are still going to be caught up in partisan hate to do anything about the issue.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2018-11-23 03:42 PM | Reply

Think how many farmers will go bankrupt if they can't sell their harvest.

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan

This is War People!

The rich have done their part by taking on the burden of this Historic tax cut for America's wealthy.

Now the People need to do their part.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-23 05:00 PM | Reply

Maybe we can start a GoLubeMe fund for all the poor farmers who are about to take it up the ---------- from Humpy.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-23 05:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

This is what they get for voting for a con artist. Booo Hooo!

#15 | Posted by Tknees2 at 2018-11-23 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"farmers may be losing but ag storage is winning"

That's like saying Detroit had a very successful eviction department, so it all equals out.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-23 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And I thought only, "those people" got welfare???

#17 | Posted by Zelkova at 2018-11-23 08:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12 No not every government change is bad. People need to look to the truth and not their teams ideology.
The US collects economic numbers. They will tell the true story of the costs and benefits of Trump's tariffs.
US steel and aluminum manufacturers are directly benefiting, while US goods manufacturers are losing.
Indirectly due to retaliation, US farmers are losing.

The numbers will tell the truth over time. Economists will be able to measure the net cost/benefit for all sectors of the US economy.

Hopefully, lessons will be learned. I will wait for the truth to be revealed next year, even thought economists predicted a net loss.

It may be worth a hit to the US economy to stop China's frenetic growth, but those decisions should be based on the truth and not slogans.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-24 01:29 PM | Reply

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