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Re: So where`s this farming thing headed?

I`m no expert on livestock economics, but it seems to produce the livestock where the grain is and process the livestock in the country that the meat is consumed is the most economical.  With hogs anyway, the corn is brought to a feedmill that`s <10 miles away, beans are trucked 50 miles away to a crush plant and hauled back to the feedmill that tenders all the area hog barns.   The barns provide "fertilizer" to fields a mile away via drag hose, the barns provide a investment or a job to a grain farmer who isn`t wall to wall employed.  

 

If` you haul feed to Mexico and produce & process livestock down there and haul the meat back up here, I don`t see how Mexico would utilize the manure, their warmer climate would have more disease problems and getting the meat into the US markets would be more of a challenge.

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Re: So where`s this farming thing headed?

Tariffs are not the answer and the bankruptcies etc is testimony to that. It might make trump look tough but he is killing trade. The farmers want trade not money.

China will ultimate win this silly war. They can survive without anything pretty much from USA. If trump puts sanctions on China because they won’t come to heel there is no one to blame but him when the trouble starts.

China’s economy is almost bigger than the US so the bullying will stop then. In the meantime the taxpayer is paying for trumps stupid power plays and the farmers who voted for him are also paying a heavy price.
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Re: So where`s this farming thing headed?

So we just let it keep getting worse until China owns us lock, stock & barrel?   If US workers compete head to head with Chinese slave labor, we`ll eventually take on their standard of living.

 

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