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    US Farm Bill Coming. Trump Plans Cuts to SNAP & Promises Billions in Aid to Farmers.

    Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018.


    Trump proposes $193B in SNAP cuts
    https://www.fooddive.com/news/grocer...p-cuts/443362/

    President Trump proposed cutting $193 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program over the next decade, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The move could take away food assistance for millions of low-income Americans.






    Trump promises to 'make it up' to farmers hit by China tariffs

    https://www.click2houston.com/news/t...-china-tariffs




    China has promised to put a tariff on American soybeans if Trump goes through with his threatened tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese goods.

    Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri, all of which voted for Trump in 2016, are major producers of soy, and China is America's biggest export market for the crop. China has already imposed tariffs on US fruits, nuts, pork and wine.

    The United States is not expected to apply its tariffs at least until June, according US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and other senior officials.

    Trump said Monday that farmers would benefit from the results of US negotiations with China and a revised NAFTA, the trade deal between the US, Canada and Mexico. Trump also directed the US Agriculture Department on Monday to look into other ways to protect US farmers from China's tariffs. [Trump promised Sen. Pat Roberts (R) Kansas aid for farmers in the Billions who are hurt by tariffs]

    But even that suggestion illustrates how farmers' dependence on free trade doesn't square with Trump's views.

    For years, most American farmers have praised NAFTA as a big win for US agriculture because it opened up lowered trade barriers in Mexico, which has become one of the top buyers of US pork, grain and soy. About 14 million American jobs across industries depend on trade with Canada and Mexico, according to the US Chamber of Commerce, a pro-trade lobbying group.

    Herb Karst, head of Karag farms in Billings, Montana, was disappointed with Trump's comments Monday.

    "First reaction from me was 'wow,'" Karst said by phone Monday afternoon. The grain farmer, who is also a representative for Farmers for Free Trade, an advocacy group, also said Trump's "logic is so far out there."

    Karst added: "This latest trade action [by China], if it is on soybeans, if it does come about, it will have a devastating impact on US soy farmers, and by extension all US farmers."

    Copyright 2018 by CNN NewSou

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    So we wind up with farmers plus the poor both taking it in the ass from Trump fuckups?

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    Let's all hope the stupid corn subsidies finally die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    So we wind up with farmers plus the poor both taking it in the ass from Trump fuckups?
    No. We have the following generations getting the 100% screw job by the Baby Boomers who spend money they don't have by the Trillions.

    SPENDING CUTS ARE REQUIRED for a future generations to have a chance at prosperity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    So we wind up with farmers plus the poor both taking it in the ass from Trump fuckups?
    Republican Governors and Senators know Trump's promises of billions in aid is hollow. Hell these guys know Trump can't deliver.

    At least Sen Roberts said farmers want trade..not aid.

    Trump thinks he going to fix this with new negotiations with China and NAFTA. That could be years away.

    the farm commodity markets are tanking now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018.


    Trump proposes $193B in SNAP cuts
    https://www.fooddive.com/news/grocer...p-cuts/443362/

    President Trump proposed cutting $193 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program over the next decade, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The move could take away food assistance for millions of low-income Americans.






    Trump promises to 'make it up' to farmers hit by China tariffs

    https://www.click2houston.com/news/t...-china-tariffs




    China has promised to put a tariff on American soybeans if Trump goes through with his threatened tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese goods.

    Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri, all of which voted for Trump in 2016, are major producers of soy, and China is America's biggest export market for the crop. China has already imposed tariffs on US fruits, nuts, pork and wine.

    The United States is not expected to apply its tariffs at least until June, according US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and other senior officials.

    Trump said Monday that farmers would benefit from the results of US negotiations with China and a revised NAFTA, the trade deal between the US, Canada and Mexico. Trump also directed the US Agriculture Department on Monday to look into other ways to protect US farmers from China's tariffs. [Trump promised Sen. Pat Roberts (R) Kansas aid for farmers in the Billions who are hurt by tariffs]

    But even that suggestion illustrates how farmers' dependence on free trade doesn't square with Trump's views.

    For years, most American farmers have praised NAFTA as a big win for US agriculture because it opened up lowered trade barriers in Mexico, which has become one of the top buyers of US pork, grain and soy. About 14 million American jobs across industries depend on trade with Canada and Mexico, according to the US Chamber of Commerce, a pro-trade lobbying group.

    Herb Karst, head of Karag farms in Billings, Montana, was disappointed with Trump's comments Monday.

    "First reaction from me was 'wow,'" Karst said by phone Monday afternoon. The grain farmer, who is also a representative for Farmers for Free Trade, an advocacy group, also said Trump's "logic is so far out there."

    Karst added: "This latest trade action [by China], if it is on soybeans, if it does come about, it will have a devastating impact on US soy farmers, and by extension all US farmers."

    Copyright 2018 by CNN NewSou
    Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    No. We have the following generations getting the 100% screw job by the Baby Boomers who spend money they don't have by the Trillions.

    SPENDING CUTS ARE REQUIRED for a future generations to have a chance at prosperity.
    Seems to me it was us baby boomers put the US government on track to pay down the debt - remember that?
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    McGovern Statement on GOP’s Partisan Farm Bill
    Farm Bill Cuts or Reduces Assistance for Millions of Americans

    “The farm bill is more than 600 pages and was dumped on our laps just hours ago with Republicans planning to rush it to a vote in committee next week. We are still reviewing it, but the fact that this farm bill was written in secret behind closed doors tells you Republicans don’t want Americans to understand what’s in it and who is hurt by it.


    “The House Agriculture Committee has held 23 hearings on SNAP – America’s premier anti-hunger program. Chairman Conaway promised that this farm bill would reflect the findings of those SNAP hearings. Not a single witness, Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, testified in favor of these types of changes. In fact, nearly every witness sought to strengthen SNAP and increase its benefits
    https://mcgovern.house.gov/news/docu...umentID=397209

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Seems to me it was us baby boomers put the US government on track to pay down the debt - remember that?
    .... and what actually happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    .... and what actually happened?
    Bush passed two massive tax cuts and entered two wars....then tanked the economy, that is what happened, you don't remember any of that?
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