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2019-12-06 Economy
China To Waive Tariffs On Some U.S. Soybeans And Pork In Trade War Thaw
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-06 06:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top
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#1 China is to waive tariffs: Translation from the Mandarin - Swine Flu and crop failure.
Posted by Mercutio 2019-12-06 07:27||   2019-12-06 07:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Exactly. Thaw? No. Trouble producing food for its people? Yes.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-12-06 08:33||   2019-12-06 08:33|| Front Page Top

#3 People gotta eat or they're gonna riot.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-06 08:39||   2019-12-06 08:39|| Front Page Top

#4 "Beijing had promised in September to lift the tariffs that lifted taxes on soybeans imports to 33% from 3% but the new tax exemption only applies to some firms...
It is worth noting that the US's ADM controls the world market for soybeans.
Posted by b 2019-12-06 09:18||   2019-12-06 09:18|| Front Page Top

#5 ..the DeBeers of soybeans?
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-06 09:20||   2019-12-06 09:20|| Front Page Top

#6 China is hurting bad from the trade war. You don't hear about it, because obviously the mainstream media would rather eat glass than report that Trump is succeeding at anything.

Pork, the staple of Chinese cuisine, is through the roof right now.

The US is the Saudi Arabia of food. We have the most intensely fertile ground on the planet and the best transportation system to get the food to market. Hell, we're the Saudi Arabia of oil, too. We're self-sufficient, which means we can tell the whole world to fuck off with their bullshit.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-12-06 09:28||   2019-12-06 09:28|| Front Page Top

#7 ..the DeBeers of soybeans?

Agricultural Snark of the Day

the mainstream media would rather eat glass than report that Trump is succeeding at anything.

The local hippy weekly was blasting Trump for driving up the price of French wine via tariffs, but last I looked that has not happened yet.
Posted by SteveS 2019-12-06 09:32||   2019-12-06 09:32|| Front Page Top

#8 #5 and #7 tied for SOTD.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-06 09:35||   2019-12-06 09:35|| Front Page Top

#9 From Trump-haters, only incoherence and desperation.
I'm getting the feeling that next November will be a blowout.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 09:38||   2019-12-06 09:38|| Front Page Top

#10 What d’you suppose someone could charge them for prime wild boar in a variety of sizes from suckling to Old Man? Get it inspected and approved, and make money at both ends by charging the landowners for clearing their property of the pests.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-06 10:01||   2019-12-06 10:01|| Front Page Top

#11 It's feral, not wild, TW.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-06 10:25||   2019-12-06 10:25|| Front Page Top

#12 I love the way you think, Ms. Wife.

Difference Between Feral and Wild

Posted by Skidmark 2019-12-06 10:44||   2019-12-06 10:44|| Front Page Top

#13 Well, well, well. So they DO need us more than we need them.
Posted by Tom 2019-12-06 13:54||   2019-12-06 13:54|| Front Page Top

#14 The question, g(r)om, is whether feral hogs would taste like home-grown Chinese hogs?

Seems like there might be a win-win solution there, somewhere!
Posted by Bobby 2019-12-06 14:35||   2019-12-06 14:35|| Front Page Top

#15 Can't sell wild game at retail. Agricultural products only.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-12-06 14:39||   2019-12-06 14:39|| Front Page Top

#16 per the definition above, why are they called "feral" instead of wild? were these animals ever domesticated to begin with?

I'd love me some wild boar if it were widely available, clean, reasonably priced.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 14:48||   2019-12-06 14:48|| Front Page Top

#17 Oops, Herb corrected me. No wild boar at retail. :-(
Thanks, HM.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 14:48||   2019-12-06 14:48|| Front Page Top

#18 Found that one out when I tried to buy deer sausage and the butchers looked at me like I had grown a third eye.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-12-06 15:18||   2019-12-06 15:18|| Front Page Top

#19 It's feral, not wild, TW.

You are talking dictionary definitions, g(r)omgoru, not marketing. But I can work with free range instead. Have President Trump sign a regulation permitting the sale of safely harvested and inspected free range boar meat exclusively for the foreign market for the duration of this emergency. As long as the emergency is not specifically defined as Chinas’s (what — you don’t think the destruction caused by free range boars is an emergency wherever they spread?), everyone will be happy until Congress gets around to passing an actual law making it permanent.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-06 15:40||   2019-12-06 15:40|| Front Page Top


Texas has a program which takes captured wild and processes them for food banks, under the inspection of the USDA to prevent the processing of diseased hogs.

You can find stuff like deer sausage at local or craft butchers, likely farm raised. However, especially where hunting is popular, some butchers will process the day's hunt and may offer truly wild game and meat items.

Perishable shipping has come a long ways. They may only ship Monday, and you may have to purchase the 2-day shipping rate, but I have never had a problem. Middle of Summer, purchase meat from Louisiana, shows up not just totally frozen, but like it could have been fine three days later. After a few orders you have a nice collection of freeze bags to use in your own cooler and do away with sloshing ice. Also these operations tend to be Mom & Pop businesses who employ a number of locals.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-06 16:02||   2019-12-06 16:02|| Front Page Top

#21 Herb, I doubt the Chinese food regs are as tough as the US
Posted by chris 2019-12-06 16:30||   2019-12-06 16:30|| Front Page Top

#22 Was in a big box wasting time while others shopped, ended up in fish and seafood.

"Catfish fillets, ok that sounds kinda good."

-Product of China-

"Oh Bull Shit."
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-06 17:00||   2019-12-06 17:00|| Front Page Top

#23 Can't sell wild game at retail. Agricultural products only.
Posted by Herb McCoy

Because starving Chinese demands standards in Herb's world
Posted by Frank G 2019-12-06 18:25||   2019-12-06 18:25|| Front Page Top

#24 China has tough regulations on all imports. What, you think they're stupid? They want to spend money on imports when they could keep the cash circulating inside their own economy?

More playground insults. Keep 'em coming, children.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-12-06 18:28||   2019-12-06 18:28|| Front Page Top

#25 tough regs on things they want to restrict, idiot. They need the food, NOW. They'll take whatever they have to to keep teh masses fed and non-revolting. FOAD trollboy
Posted by Frank G 2019-12-06 18:30||   2019-12-06 18:30|| Front Page Top

#26 More playground insults

"Your dad wants to return to the gold standard!"
"Oh yeah? Well, your mom looks like Miltion Friedman!"
Ah, those golden school days...
Posted by SteveS 2019-12-06 19:33||   2019-12-06 19:33|| Front Page Top

#27 You can sell anything,as long as it's USDA inspected. Elk,rabbit,venison..etc. Start farm raising some feral hogs.
Posted by bbrewer126 2019-12-06 20:05||   2019-12-06 20:05|| Front Page Top

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