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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Something you won't hear

US farmers have recorded one of their  most profitable years by reports I read and now  your government is giving you more.

 

11 Replies
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

So do they need another $2,000 or not. Why $2,000? Why not $10,000? All you do is hit a different key on the keyboard.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

As a household, we don’t need the 4000. Or the 1200, for that matter. Didn’t need the massive $$ in expanded UIE we decided from April through October. Absolutely ridiculous.  But we know many who damn well do. 

You are correct in that it should go where needed. Guessing not being able to make the necessary determinations falls somewhere near the disastrous vaccine rollout. 

 

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

So, a few months ago "Trump botched up trade with China and the markets will neeeeever recover!"  Now, $13 beans and $5 corn for the American Farmer and we don`t need any "socialist money"?    So, the tariffs worked?

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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Something you won't hear

South America is in drought, is that because of tariffs ?

And with those high prices and more billions of government socialist $$ the next thing we will hear is complaints about having to pay all those taxes 

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

Well, the record crops in South America and 5 years above trend US yields were supposedly "Trump`s fault" for the low prices we had.  You can`t have EVERY answer be "Trump`s fault". 

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Something you won't hear

Some day canuck you will realize that grain trade is a global market with prices set globally just like oil and all that nonsense about loosing china as a customer is just nonsense.   

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Something you won't hear

Where have I ever said the grain markets were not a global market?

 

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

In the cartoon the $12 billion is referred to as "tariff relief" the actual budget bill is for "Covid relief" like having to euthanize hogs because Mexicans at the packing plants were sick due to Covid 19.   The hog integrators actually owned the hogs in most cases ...they just pass the expense on down the chain.  With $5 corn and $13 beans (some sold $3 corn and $8 beans out of fear) ...well, that`s the way it goes sometimes you`re the bug, sometimes you`re the bumper, welcome to farming. 

But we don`t need the $12 billion, I will not turn it down because Lord knows how Door #2 the "winner" of the election will treat us farmers in the future.  Could be the last Uncle Sugar money we`ll give for a long time.  Rural America did not vote for Door #2 so he owes us nothing.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Something you won't hear

I doubt that those people who you hold as being “rural America” will be affected by who most red states voted for in the Presidential contest. This President will have very little to do with the formation of policy. Just a guy with a pen in his pocket. 

The people doing policy are going to drive you absolutely nuts, all the while the rather sizable majority of people across the broad country who are interested enough that are watching might be thinking “Well that makes sense.”

What is going to hurt them more is the set (caucus?) of batshlt idealogues in the US House that grew significantly in November. The people who the rest of Congress get to know better as who represents your views and wishes. Dennison is going to be gone.  Leaving them as a rudderless vessel....tilting at windmills.