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Farmers' Posts on Social Media Can Affect Importers' Decisions

I am sure this has the same implications for American farmers, as what farmers post on social media is now seen around the world.

“We need to be careful on social media,” said the chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission.

He was surprised to learn that millers and bakers in key importing countries pay close attention to what Canadian farmers post on Twitter and other social media outlets."

"Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada, said growers need to keep in mind the implications of a buyer reading what they post on social media."

https://www.producer.com/2020/01/foreign-buyers-keep-eyes-on-farmers-social-media-posts/

 

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This data is apparently valuable, I suppose if enough is acquired there`s a certain "crowd wisdom" where future predictions can be made from the mood on social media.   What I`ve noticed on social media is those farming the Dakotas  and RRV they are bearish all the time, I don`t know if they see former wheat and pasture ground now raising +60 bushel beans and +200 bushel corn and buy into the huge carryover theory or what.  But a commodity brokers specializing in shorting the mart and selling puts would be like selling milk to cats out there.  

Then I`ve noticed the only conservative in Kansas is the poster SW, the rest of the state is liberal liberal liberal, I think there`s even a town in Kansas called "Liberal Kansas"    Smiley Happy  The whole state should be called Liberal Kansas.

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Then I`ve noticed the only conservative in Kansas is the poster SW, the rest of the state is liberal liberal liberal, I think there`s even a town in Kansas called "Liberal Kansas"    Smiley Happy  The whole state should be called Liberal Kansas.

BA, I've got to say BS to this.  We're not all liberal,  but not everyone is as outspoken as sw.(good for him, I enjoy his posts, and am delighted to live in the same corner as he does)  But the rural areas are overwhelmed by the big cities, and your right, some rural people do have liberal leanings.  But we need to be careful not to paint with too broad a brush.

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Well, I believe that President Trump won the state of Kansas in 2016..........  So there is that fact.  

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Freedom this is a good post on this day especially.  What a back handed way to approach information on usda's day in the spotlight.  The article is telling us that grain buyers in other countries need to look to social media to get an honest answer.  We on social media thank you and would like to accept our little award.  Smiley Happy  and ..................................

BA,  ................ (these are not the same missing words as on the line above).   Your right and us conservatives need to think about it.  All 6 of us.  An independent conservative in a rural setting is rare indeed.  Even in Kansas......where rural settings are not hard to find, but are a long way to drive from Wichita, Topeka and KC where most live. Since we are a futuristic state and we either teach school or work for a government entity, we let the non americans farm and live in those empty shells that once were towns.  

Trump, the only President elected since the 1980's who wouldnt sell his soul for political support, has given us a little bounce back from the socialist cancer.  But not a cure... I noticed that social media is getting the old college try from the young social troops.  Conservatives who question the global climate sham are getting a barrage of attack "killer D's".  Several prominant meteriologists are speaking out on social media concerning the false claims of climate media and get a sworm of low intelligence responses.  Name calling is about all the college kids can come up with now that we are 20 years beyond the oceans rising dates.  Memorable history was once 75 years ago, now if it didn't happen in the last 4 months we don't remember a thing....... Thanks to an Apple.

1  Social media is a release point for frustrations in terms of all things.

2  Maybe, foreigners realize how flooded the US is with false information.  And, how much all government agencies are "tools" for political causes.  As well as preserving the "Job".  Honesty is not going to get in the way of usda's immage protection.  I would suspect that we have been listening to usda releases for a week now ---- setting up the "mood" for their 15 minutes of fame following 45 minutes of work.

3 BA, those cities are still loading congress.  Nancy will eventually be gone, but we should never think she was a low IQ with rich enough contacts to win.  We are already being shown what the replacement will look like.  More women, "diversity" of ethnicity and allegiance,  less and less knowledge of governance or education.  But like most in our cities, expect the american "way" to  redistribute tax dollars and making the poor rich because as a congresswoman they "rule".   Women don't trust smart women, but they all vote for the one that looks good..... or rant with just the right flair, while seeming too dumb to understand the questions.  

4 Kansas ..... The plains are empty.  We hire foreign nationals from one source or another to do the work.  Cut our meat.  poor our cement. shingle our roofs.  clean our laundry.  make our dounuts.  make our telephones.  etc........   We will invest in unaffordable robotics to replace them.  

Trump has been a nice sideshow and a good illusion but this country deserves what it gets and our fantacies here on social media won't outlive our mistake of a government that outgrew its functionality.  

More inneffecient government will always be the big city answer.  (I have a farm that is waiting for labor department approval for H2a workers),  during the day I am loading trucks taking grain to an end user.... 5 different trucking companies.  Yesterday 4 different drivers said they were recently from Cuba.  So happy to be here.  The Dodgers haven't got that good a connection  ----- all around there are signs of how "out of control" the US government is......

 

 

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SW, interesting post.

Cubans are able to come to the USA that easily and work here?

Make me wonder what the vetting process actually is regarding immigration from countries that really don't line up with us on our views of capitalism and free enterprise. I imagine the good ones are pretty eager to get a chance to get out.

We have a doozy here in MN that is in the US House right now giving aid and comfort to some very un-American people.

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One said he has a sister in the states.  When asked how he got here.  

I sure don't want that to come across as I am opposed to immigrants(whatever the latest meaning of that word might be)  I'm in favor of anyone who wants to come here and make americans look as lazy as they are.  I don't like the ethnic parasites that prey on them.  Sit them in trucks, run them long hours, keep most of what they should have made and sell the truck to them when its worn out for double what they paid.  Or the gov. employees who  approval of their paperwork for an extra $1,000 each for "express processing" split between the political scum that live in those waters.

We see the scum that minnesota sends to congress, but we understand, when you lett a political party jerrimand your districts.   Think what the Dems spent in taxpayer $$ to provide incentives for that many of a single ethnic group to locate in the same district, jobs, public assistance, kickbacks to get the immigration paperwork done.  more kickbacks to keep the background checks done by the party faithful, and of course candidate training in Afghanistan.  I bet the total bill for that one ethnic embarassment in a congressional seat was as high as the $23 million paid to a candidate in a small Colorado district to be loyal to the party... hasn't stopped holding his nose for nearly two years.

We are in hopes Minnesota finally gets sick of holding their noses and stops handing money to that corrupt political party. But Probably won't happen.  Something in the water.  ----- But we understand it is urban fear that drives congress today and probably will for a long time to come.

Vetting process       ....... It is just all about what the party wants from its servants imbedded in public service.  I believe the jihadist movement in Minnesota began with a UN agreement on refugee relocating and through a Clinton approval became an idea for this seat in congress...... the rest is just party grease on the skids.

Canuk ---- the jamboree the commodity parasites are holding today is not a market.  It was just a celebration of the incompetence of federal employees getting paid well to publish a monthly dime store novel so SF and AL can live writing fake news without having to research anything.  It is all fine and good, but it is meaningless.... and is probably meant to crush one of the last segments of the US economy that lives in the old fantasy world of supply and demand being allowed to work.  I would like to correct someone here --I disagree.... supply and demand do not eventually win out when you plan the missinformation game on a global market basis....  Missinformation can over run reality enough that folks can be starving somewhere else in the world and the other side won't know until enough supply can create a new mirage.

 

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SW and Clayton, I hope you guys know I`m being silly, of course Kansas is a great state with a lot of Conservatives.  But just using social media (Agriculture.com) the evidence would be that Kansas could easily elect Nancy Pelosi as their Governor...wait a minute you guys do have a pretty liberal Democrat Governor, she didn`t get up on the fencepost all by herself    Smiley Happy   Few years ago, a liberal wrote a book "What`s the matter with Kansas?"  I didn`t read it, but from what I gather it was the classic "Why does Kansas keep electing Republicans when they don`t give `em all kinds of free goodies?".   Apparently enough Kansans read it and went to the polls and put in Laura Kelly   Smiley Happy   But I suppose that "Brownback" Libs occasionally smuggly bring up has something to do with her being in office.

But on social media, I can`t find anyone in the Dakota territory that is bullish on the grain markets, there is not one market bull in the whole territory   Smiley Happy

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