US Farmers Choke On Trade War With China

US Farmers Choke On Trade War With China:

In April we told you about how some of the “unintended consequences” of Trump’s steel tariffs, such as an Illinois farmer who put the brakes on a $71,000 grain mill, but had to hold off on the purchase because the seller raised the price 5% to account for the rising price of steel, or Iowa grain mill producer Sukup Manufacturing, which had to hike their prices for grain storage bins.

The Wall Street Journal now reports that the US-China “trade spat” is now affecting US exporters of soybeans, pork and other commodities.

Since early April, when China announced tariffs on some U.S. agricultural goods and threatened to target others, Chinese importers have canceled purchases of corn and cut orders for pork while dramatically reducing new soybean purchases, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Chinese importers’ new orders of sorghum, a grain used in animal feed, have dwindled while cancellations increased.

The chill in agricultural trade is sending jitters through the U.S. Farm Belt, which for years has dispatched farmers on trade missions to cultivate the Chinese market. –WSJ

As the summer persists and if nothing’s been resolved, it will start showing up as a pretty big hole in U.S. exports,” warned Soren Schroder, CEO of Bunge Ltd., one of the world’s largest soybean processors and traders.

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#GrandSolarMinimum Update 4/30/18 – April’s Wintry Finish – CO2 Follows Temperature – Stingless Bee’s

Meanwhile at the UN:

Dramatic action needed on climate change: UN:

The United Nations has called on world countries to redouble efforts and take a dramatic action to halt global warming before it is too late.

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#GrandSolarMinimum: New Internet Laws to Limit Your Ability to Share Crop Losses and Food Price Rises (Video)

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Make yourself that salve, as described in the video, and keep it in the refrigerator:

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#GrandSolarMinimum Update 4/13/18 – Winter Storm Xanto – BLIZZARD WARNINGS – 16 Killed, 100 Injured As Storm Hits Northwestern India, 80% Crop Loss

From the video:

“If the sunspots stay at zero for two or three more years the next two winters are going to be the end of crops in most regions.”

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16 killed, 100 injured as storm hits northwestern India, 80% crop loss:

At least 16 people were killed in unprecedented storms and rainfall in the state of Rajasthan, India on April 11, 2018. Five people were killed in Bharatpur district and 11, including five children, in Dholpur district. At least 100 people got injured. Local farmers are reporting 80% crop loss.

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#GrandSolarMinimum Update 4/12/18 – April Blizzard – Cloud Seeding – Worsening Cosmic Rays – UV-C (Video)

And here comes another BOOM!!!

Got food?

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BOOM!!! – #GrandSolarMinimum Update 4/5/18 – Records Continue To Tumble – More Snow Forecast – Saudi Snow (Video) – #GlobalCooling, #ClimateChange

Got FOOD???

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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Hackett Financial Advisors: We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food

Hackett Financial Advisors: We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food:

In a recent interview with AgWeb, the president and CEO of Hackett Financial Advisors, Shawn Hackett, explains why he thinks our civilization will have to come up with new ways of growing food over the next 5 years. 

“Things are happening that haven’t happened in a long time,” said Hackett. “It’s just the beginning.”

“We have data that goes back to the 1600s and 1800s from ice core samples, tree rings, and from actually written testimony of the kind of problems that they had,” said Hackett.

“We are not doomist and gloomist, that’s not our modus operandi,” he said. “But the world we are heading into is a world of food scarcity and local famines.”

“It’s not going to be pleasant. It’s going to be a very difficult time. We’re going to have to come up with new ways of growing food in this more difficult environment.”

H/t reader eric:

“Funny when money and food come together.”

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Tsargrad TV: Russia Preventing the US from Establishing a Global GMO Dictatorship

Tsargrad TV: Russia Preventing the US from Establishing a Global GMO Dictatorship:

American scientists recently found that RT and Sputnik outscored competitors from the US on the number of articles they publish on GMOs. The researchers expressed fears that the activity of the Russian media could harm the American GMO industry, which intends to establish a dictatorship over the global food market.

Source: Tsargrad TV, By Kamran Hasanov (Translated by Sustainable Pulse)

Does the Russian media write too much about GMOs or do the American media write too little?

At the end of February, researchers from Iowa State University published the results of a study in which it was revealed that RT and Sputnik released more articles including the word “GMO” than the old-timers of the American media industry – Huffington Post, Fox News, CNN, Breitbart News and MSNBC – put together.

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