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Trumps Tariffs, Iowa Farmers And The Amazon Rain Forest Fires

Elections really do have consequences! Do you think any of this would have happened had Hillary Clinton, the highest vote getter, become president? Ohio farmer Christopher Gibbs discusses the effects of Trump trade policies on the Chris Hayes Show of … Continue reading

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U.S. Farmers Suffer ‘Body Blow’ As China Slams Door On Farm Purchases

From Reuters, August 5th: “Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday, a blow to U.S. farmers who have already seen their exports slashed by the more than year-old trade war. << snip >> … Continue reading

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Grassley, Ernst Gently “Urge” Against More Disastrous Tariffs

Dear Leader once more unilaterally announced tariffs as a method to combat something he doesn’t like. This time Dear Leader announced more tariffs against Mexico in a misguided attempt to force Mexico to control our immigration.  Pretty much every one … Continue reading

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Farmer Off The Trump Train

You may have seen this video from CNN earlier this week.  CNN’s Kate Bolduan interviews Ohio farmer Christopher Gibbs. Gibbs is having a very hard time understanding the sense of Trump’s tariff policies, as I am sure many farmers are. … Continue reading

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Soybean Farmers Now Really In The Crosshairs Of Trump’s Policies

From the time Donald Trump announced his unilateral imposition of tariffs on products coming from China through China’s imposition of strategically aimed retalliation it has in some ways resembled a couple of old men playing a bluffing game. Certainly many … Continue reading

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David Cay Johnston: How Soybeans Explain What’s Really Going On In Trump’s Trade War

The Truth Behind His Economic Lies video 2 minutes If David Cay Johnston’s dcreport.org is not on you reading list it surely should be. David Cay Johnston has been one of the fiercest critics of the the trickle down economy. At … Continue reading

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Krugman: Big Business Reaps Trump’s Whirlwind

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has a great article Thursday concerning business’s role in the Republican Party that has gone awry. Joining the Republicans in cynically using racism, xenophobia, misogyny and division of the country in order to win … Continue reading

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China Refuses To Buy US Soybeans

No tariff is paid when you don’t buy the product. Well, here comes the blowback from the extremely ill-considered tariff threat that our Dear Leader made against China. Because China has made friends across the globe and has pockets full … Continue reading

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