I may be wrong, but the trading computers scan the news headlines, and if it comes out that the united states will cut exports (commodities)
to china, the computers will not look at the number of "pink chickens" imported, they will view it as a neg impact, and thus trigger things
to go lower..............
we no longer have a human in the loop.
and those who want a trade war.......consider your rural communities........what would $1 down in the soybeans and 50 cents in the corn
have on your community ? think things bad now ??
china imports more than just "plastic junk"........a lot of the electronics, that we have become dependent on.
yes, I use the bearings from china.......i'm not going to spend 100% more for American........if wheat was $6 a bu, you bet I would, but
not when it's $3, There comes a time that we must look out for ourselves and our families, and that's one of them.
I'm sorry, but I really don't feel all that sorry for some of the American workers that lost their jobs......they had better homes than I do,
they had new pickup, 5th wheel camper and speed boat.......close to $100,000 going down the road on the weekends.....
i'm sorry, I work the weekends, I can't afford all of that......but they "deserved" that......what do I an my family deserve.....nothing ??
i'm sorry but that dog isn't going to hunt here. In instances American labor has been it's own worset enemy, and left companys
no other choice to go overseas....if you have a company, and your labor is just too high, what do you do ??? move to where you
can make money or just roll over and die ?
I don't know how many times I've heard on here, that if you can't make it, you need to get out, or nobody said you had to farm......
i'll turn that around, nobody said you will have a job for you.......why am I different than the person making filters in BA's home
After the past several weeks with the hell we've been thru, and looks similar going forward into the future, I've changed, I used
to be kind of a nice fellow no more.......it's now all about me an my own.......I don't care if you call that liberal, democratic, or
whatever, that's the way it's going to be, and I frankly don't give a damn. I don't need it explained to me about basis, markets,
etc.....all I know is that margins are thin, at best, and when I see the coops, and grain elevators, fertilizer, seed sales, and everyone
else have nice pickups, good wages, etc........while I work and work, and pray to GOD to help me make ends meet every day, and
pray for no major breakdowns that will cost big $$$$.......while everyone I "SUPPORT".......just say so what.........no
that's not going to go here anymore.......
and if you want to take money away from me, by saying, we don't need trade deals, and things like that..........i'll say this,
you know where you can go when you die, you can go their directly, and I question if your mom and dad were married when
you were born.
but............many people have been this way for a long time.....most in the labor unions, and in big business.