Skip to comments.China's $6 billion soybean buy benefits Minnesota
Posted on 01/29/2011 4:10:52 PM PST by nwrepEdited on 01/29/2011 6:27:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - China's recent purchases of more than $6.6 billion in U.S. soybeans is being called good for Minnesota, one of the largest soybean producing states.
Jim Call, who grows soybeans near the southern Minnesota town of Madison, tells The Independent of Marshall it's a "huge deal" for Minnesota, which exported an estimated $900 million in soybeans to China last year. He says about half the U.S. soybean crop must be exported, so China is an important market.
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What would make more sense is to quit keeping a mass murdering communist regime afloat and bring American jobs home.
I just returned from a trip to China. Flying from Shanghai and landing into JFK gave me the distinct impression of leaving an advanced country (immaculate transportation, well-behaved citizens, extraordinary service standards, polite English) to a third world country (USA) riddled with rude employees who do not speak good English, ill-behaved crowds, and filth everywhere.
Well, we have a mass murdering regime also. Just look at how many millions have been slaughtered here since 1973.
And use the money to buy oil? That would be too sensible.
I'm not a fan of ethanol subsidies, but honestly, some of the anti-ethanol hysteria is a bit overblown. What we spend in federal tax dollars on ethanol isn't even a rounding error on the annual federal deficit. Moreover, at least when the government spends American money on ethanol, it's money that is eventually reinvested into the US economy - this is very much unlike the money that Americans spend on petrol, which of course goes back to the middle-east to help some crown prince put a new solid-gold toilet on his Airbus 330.
Would it be nice if ethanol subsidies went away? Sure. But does it really impact the deficit in any substantive way? Not really.
Try to find freshly frozen soybeans or edamame for cooking in the grocery store. They are all marked produce of China.
Thanks to atheism. What's your point; because we've sold out God and the unborns' God-given right to life we should do business with the Chi com barbarians?
Go back, but this time make it a one way ticket.
We will. Like a Third World nation. Cattle, lumber, hides and foodstuffs.
Sorry, but it's very true. Many cities like New York and even areas like South Florida no longer resemble the United States nor is representative of Americans.
When my Morena Latina wife and I moved from South Florida to Arizona, we had a major culture shock. People were wonderful to us. Service was/is outstanding to us. Going to restaurants yielded uniformly excellent service. It took almost a year to get used to people being nice to us.
That was when it struck me that when I had moved out of SoFlo to Arizona, I had moved back to America.
There's no other explanation for it.
Even the kids, raised in tropical weather their entire lives love Arizona and don't want to live in South Florida even if they had the choice to return.
This is HUGE (I'm series?) coming from me...
Arizona is my home and I am proud to live amongst such wonderful people.
I saw a pack of "fresh" garlic bulbs in the supermarket this week. It was marked, "product of China". We can't even grow our own garlic, in Florida no less?
We already are doing business with China. The only question is whether one accepts reality and adjusts, or stays in denial with some sort of affected protestation as a self-delusional charade.
Thomas Friedman of the NYT shares your misinformed view of China. Maybe you both need to take a more extensive tour of China and see how more of the 1.3 billion live, beyond the 10% - 15% who have so far benefited from their selective capitalism.
I understand they have some state run factories and mines that are real eye openers, and the per capita GDP is now near $7,000 compared to the US of $47,000.<>p>
The fact that Shanghai can support two (not one, but two) Ferrari dealerships should say something about China's economic ascendancy. It is not out of nothing that China has blown past Germany, UK, France and Japan's ecnonomies to become #2.
Thanks to traitors like you.
The only question is whether one accepts reality and adjusts, or stays in denial with some sort of affected protestation as a self-delusional charade.
I accept the reality that America is doing business with an evil regime so that fat cats like yourself can make an easy buck.
Here's what America's death certificate will read like: "Asphyxiation due to greed".
Your admiration for the ability of totalitarian regimes to direct and control the limited prosperity of a large population is obvious, as is Thomas Friedman’s.
Well, one person's "greed" is another person's "Laws of Economics." One cannot really envision a situation in which the world's biggest market is somehow ignored or purposefully deprived by the world's biggest economy. Remember that capitalism is amoral. And secondly, China's masters have become adept at playing the same game of sympathetic governance and benign control of their people that the West has come to accept and tolerate. As long as they are not outwardly committing evil acts, and say the right things in public fora, the West will continue to do business with them.
Lastly, by relinquishing its manufacturing and industrial capacity, the US has become unable to define the trajectory of business engagements with China in the field of infrastructure. The Germans have stepped in to fill the void.
JFK? Nuff said, New York is a filthy city
You mean the slave filled factories and the organs harvested from political prisoners?
Well, my ability or Friedman’s ability is not the issue, frankly. The issue is America’s ability to compete. We will not improve the ability for American children dumbed down by PC public school education to compete in the global economy by lobbing rhetorical taunts at Chinese income disparity. In fact, such self-absorbed hectoring will only make the current system of sub-standard US education more entrenched. The ire should be directed at a society that elevates pop stars and sports stars as worthy of emulation instead of entrepreneurs and capitalists, and not at Chinese governance.
Clearly, our soybean producers do not manufacture enough electronics. Maybe a Five Year Plan is in order. /s
The only agricultural product we should get from China - and, that I would trust, somewhat - is tea.
Last time I checked, the U.S. was the #1 producer of soybeans in the world. Who knew that it would take a conservative on a conservative forum to take that fact and shoe-horn into the opinion that we’re doomed, and piss on a whole lot of farmers in the process?
Or 6.5% of our debt.
If this story came during a food shortage, there would be riots.
Now don’t go and confuse us with the facts.
If you left Shanghaii for the countryside you’d find yourself transported back into the 1800’s
I have garlic growing in my garden. :)
Woke up very early this AM with a nightmare that the meteor story is TRUE. Don’t know if it’s 2012 or when, but the rising price of food and oil along with hoarding by governments is EXACTLY what I would expect if a meteor strike were imminent.
If we had real leaders they would be drafting everyone to construct shelters, slaughtering most livestock, planting every field fencerow to fencerow, and storing every necessity to keep the maximum number of people alive for years in the shelters.
Am I paranoid or is something really up? My gut tells me something could be afoot.
It’s always a good time to prepare. I hope my fellow Freepers are doing so.
BTW, when I was an aerospace engineer I actually was involved in a study of the effects of a major, Extinction Level Event (ELE). Humans CAN survive, but they must have provisions sufficient to stay in underground shelters for YEARS.
First, the shelter must be built to survive earthquakes of incredible magnitude since the shockwaves will ring this planet like a bell. Military style log or concrete bunkers under 20’ of earth will survive such shockwaves.
They will require a way to filter and COOL the air supply (pumping air through wellwater can do both) because an ELE will heat the atmosphere to at least several hundred degrees. Later, it will get very cold as the dust and smoke block out Solar heat.
Would our leaders really stock shelters for the elite while keeping the peasants in the dark to avoid panic?
I grew up amongst the southern tribes Navajo and Apache, and they believe it. The northern tribes where I now live believe it.
And If I'm wrong?
Oh well,my grandkids will have a small ranch to ride horse and trail bikes.
As to the elites? Looking out for number ONE?
Why did the Bush family buy umpteen thousands of acres in So. America?
Why is Ted Turner the largest landowner - outside of.gov ? And even in a poor economy - food prices continue to go up. There are some very wealthy people and all the power and influence that money brings - all believe the Earth's population should not exceed 500 million. One shaman (or Elder) of the Navajo tribe told me that the Earth will lose 80% of it's people. That still leaves (approx) 1.2 billion...(See Georgia Stones)
Now take a look at our foreign aid programs, both official and NGO.
What is the first thing they do when they try to help?
Destroy the local farm economy and put folks in camps (where they quickly become dependent on outside supplies.
I'm sure drug dealers, abortionist and even pimps use that excuse to justify their evil ways.
Remember that capitalism is amoral.
Since Humanist Ludwig Von Mises and his various Libertarian/Ayn Rand Objectivist followers such as Ron Paul have become involved in American economics, capitalism has become not "amoral", but "immoral".
Capitalism (the free market) works best with Christian-Judeo ethics used. If you don't have Biblical based morality, then more government (the government that Libertarians like yourself HATE) will take it's place.
Another bit of info I confirmed today: All these "Save the worm/earth/whales/rare flower types? They are buying land in various locations to save the above listed plants/animals or whatever.
But notice just where these now tax exempt properties are located: Always in valleys, always with surface water,always with timber - all tax exempt. So when the SHTF, they'll have a bug out location.
Full disclosure: I'm a partner in a Mexican restaurant that sells pork and beef.
I have been advocating this kind of “life insurance” for the biosphere and humanity for a long time. The Earth is regularly bombarded by celestial objects. The most recent large impact was in S. America about 10,000 years ago. The object broke up and a number of pieces hit Argentina and Uruguay. It released about 1000 megatons of energy and probably killed most of the animals in S. America.
Freepers, it’s time to store up food sufficient for at least two years. Remember, it does not have to be fancy; you just need enough calories to keep your family alive. If you want food packaged to keep at least 20-100 years, try Walton Feed online.
Yes,Walton Feeds puts out a great product... I might even have some of their stuff in ‘various locations’.
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