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Sunday, May 19, 2019

China, the world's biggest soybean importer, almost tripled purchases from Russia amid a trade dispute with the U.S., the biggest producer.

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Praise be to Trump.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-19 09:09 AM | Reply

Makes you wonder who in Russia Trump is paying off with his tariffs.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-19 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where is gognoles gushing that nationalism and trade wars will benefit Americans?

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-19 10:11 AM | Reply

If I were a farmer, I sell everything and back to college. The future is in STEM.

#4 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-19 11:36 AM | Reply

So China buys soy from Russia, and pays a higher price. I guess that Europe, where the Russians had been selling their soy will now buy their soy from the US. Last I looked, the price of Soy is stable. There is a huge demand world wide for that product. Cheep protein is in demand.

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-19 12:20 PM | Reply

Farmers should be selling their soy beans in their front yard anyway.

I read it here yesterday.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-19 02:10 PM | Reply

Trump, Making Russia Great Again.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-19 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That ain't gonna help their tiny weiner problem

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-19 05:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Looks like the "not racist" knows a thing or two about little wieners

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-19 05:54 PM | Reply

And why wouldn't I...one follows me around the DR like a puppy

#10 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-20 07:00 AM | Reply

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Last I looked, the price of Soy is stable.

So you never look then?

Your entire post is ignorant, btw, i just couldn't decide which part to respond to.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-20 07:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Fat Nixon causes a trade war that is bankrupting his voters, then he turns around and borrows billions from China to give some socialist payments to those voters, and a chunk of those payments go to con artists in S. America and some in China.

WINNING!

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-20 07:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

yeah down in this part of the country its fun to say "that's why I voted for clinton..i figured that'd get bill back in the white house and you remember how well we did then".'cause people are starting to worry. prices go up on everybody as well as business in general slowing down. then when farmers get bailout money, folks get resentful

#13 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-05-20 11:51 AM | Reply

#8

And they say conservatives suck at comedy.....quite the zinger there! Tiny weiners ROFL

#14 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-05-20 02:31 PM | Reply

prices go up on everybody as well as business in general slowing down. then when farmers get welfare, folks get resentful

There. Fixed it for you.

#15 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-05-20 04:37 PM | Reply

Behold! MAGA!

#16 | Posted by contrecoup at 2019-05-20 04:38 PM | Reply

Reject factory farming. Reject Big-Ag corporations.

Buy Local. Buy Organic. Buy Fresh.

Learn how to can your own. it's simple.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-20 04:47 PM | Reply

#17 Ok i did all those things. Why are America's soy farmers still filing BK and committing suicide?

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-20 04:52 PM | Reply

--Learn how to can your own. it's simple.

It's as easy as growing magic mushrooms. Just ask Corkus.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-20 04:55 PM | Reply

Because they didn't, Joe.

They made the decision to gamble millions on loans for corporate commodities contracts, with the hope of subsidies as a safety net.

Bad business decision. Produce a product that's in demand - food. clean, organic, pesticide and herbicide-free food for people right here in America.

How much you want to guess they've destroyed their soil in the process? Maybe even their water supply.

Wait a minute. aren't you a liberal? Why am I explaining this to you.

Are you a corporate stooge, Joe? Like Hillary and Biden?

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-20 04:58 PM | Reply

They made the decision to gamble millions on loans for corporate commodities contracts, with the hope of subsidies as a safety net.

Why do you pretend that every troubled farmer signed a deal with a mega ag business?

Why do you pretend that falling prices and demand due to Trump's trade war doesn't spread across the market and affect everyone?

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-20 05:00 PM | Reply

Why do you pretend that local family farms have contracts with China?

Why do you pretend that the demand for food in America is falling?

Are you seeing falling prices at the grocery stores? Are you a corporate cheerleader, Joe?

Or maybe you want to root for China and Russia because of rabid Trump hate.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-20 06:16 PM | Reply

Why do you pretend that local family farms have contracts with China?

I never did. The point is that it isn't only people who "gamble millions on loans for corporate commodities contracts" that are losing their ass under Trump.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-20 06:20 PM | Reply

Ahh, now we're at the root of it. Trump hate.

Carry on, hater.

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-20 06:27 PM | Reply

#5 Last I looked, the price of Soy is stable. There is a huge demand world wide for that product. Cheep protein is in demand.

Soybean prices are less than half their peak in 2014.
Farm Fuel prices are up almost 50% since 2016.
Farmer's costs have shot up, while income has collapsed. That is why they are hurting.

But reich-wingers/trumpultists have to deflect blame from their fuhrer.

Trump is talking up oil prices by attacking Iran, to please his bosses MBS and Putin.

#25 | Posted by bored at 2019-05-20 06:46 PM | Reply

"So China buys soy from Russia, and pays a higher price. I guess that Europe, where the Russians had been selling their soy will now buy their soy from the US. Last I looked, the price of Soy is stable. There is a huge demand world wide for that product. Cheep protein is in demand.
#5 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-05-19 12:20 PM"

The Rule of Thumb in sales is that it can cost five times as much to get a new customer as it does to retain an old customer. The Chinese, who have been merchants for MILLENNIA, understand that the value of relationships in commerce far exceeds mere cost. Eventually, the whole tariff issue will get sorted out, but that does not guarantee that the Chinese will return and be as good customers as they were in the past. Tariffs MIGHT be a useful tool, but the current manner/timing of their implementation by the US is being perceived as petty and reckless. That should be obvious to Mr. "Art of the Deal".

"Before the tariffs, soybeans were one of the brightest lights among U.S. exports -- being the number one agricultural export. China, our largest trading partner, purchased about $14 billion (nearly 60 percent of exports) worth of soybeans annually.

The China market did not appear overnight. Soybean farmers have worked with the Department of Agriculture for 60 years to develop foreign markets for soybeans and have seen the value of annual U.S. soybean exports to China grow from $414 million in 1996 to more than $14 billion in 2017.

As a result of China's prolonged tariff on soybeans, we have seen only 13.3 million metric tons of soybeans shipped to China since last September, less than half of what was shipped by this time last year."

www.foxbusiness.com

#26 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-05-21 04:53 AM | Reply

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