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Oct 20, 2020 | 07:33 1 https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/da...97268-88077149

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump is assuring a bumper year for farmers as the Nov. 3 election approaches, with record government subsidies projected to make up more than a third of farm income in 2020.

The aid programs could be key to Trump’s chances of success in swing states such as Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and Minnesota. Such states are hotly contested because their population can swing either to Republicans or Democrats and play a decisive role in presidential elections. Farmers favoured the Republican president by a wide margin in the 2016 election.

With the latest $14 billion farm aid package announced in Wisconsin on Sept. 17, federal payments to farmers are expected to reach a record $51.2 billion this year (all figures US$). The government’s share of farmers’ net cash income will also rise to 39.7 per cent, the biggest in 20 years. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER's Avatar Oct 20, 2020 | 07:35 2 So what? They support farmers in the USA.

Canada we have NDP LIB who do nothing.

Cons are no better as the free market has to work but it does most of the time except when the USA and other parts of the world protect there own.

Canada needs protection for farmers before it's over.

Oh, chuck your farm dream of everyone should be 1000 acres and sing and dance and love. Is just a communist dream. Reply With Quote
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  • Oct 20, 2020 | 07:37 3 SF3 you just wanna freeload off US taxpayers! hahaahah Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Oct 20, 2020 | 07:45 4 Wow, chuck freeload off the gov. Let's see solidarity forever is your handle.

    Come on Canadian farmers are getting crushed and you comment that stupid.

    Weak is what you are and pathetic if you can't see were getting our lunch handed to us by everyone. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 20, 2020 | 07:49 5 Alot of farmers doing very well according to Kevin Hursh. Your hero is trying to buy a win in the US. It wont work!

    You preach free markets and independence and yet you want Trump sized subsidies? LOL

    Maybe you should sharpen your pencil and work a bit harder instead of holidaying in Florida all winter!
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    Oct 20, 2020 | 08:06 6
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    Alot of farmers doing very well according to Kevin Hursh. Your hero is trying to buy a win in the US. It wont work!

    You preach free markets and independence and yet you want Trump sized subsidies? LOL

    Maybe you should sharpen your pencil and work a bit harder instead of holidaying in Florida all winter!
    Kevin Hursh makes his money by writing stupid shit and running a communications company fleecing every commission he can... Reply With Quote
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  • Klause's Avatar Oct 20, 2020 | 08:19 7
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    Alot of farmers doing very well according to Kevin Hursh. Your hero is trying to buy a win in the US. It wont work!

    You preach free markets and independence and yet you want Trump sized subsidies? LOL

    Maybe you should sharpen your pencil and work a bit harder instead of holidaying in Florida all winter!


    Maybe find somebody more in touch with actual facts than the Windbag of Ag.


    His cost of production article he couldn't even get the math right. Reply With Quote

  • Oct 20, 2020 | 08:53 8 God Bless the USA the great nation that takes care of the people that feed the great nation! Reply With Quote
    Oct 20, 2020 | 08:59 9 You preach free markets and independence and yet you want Trump sized subsidies? Huh? Reply With Quote
    Oct 20, 2020 | 09:05 10 Free or open markets include transparency...we do not have that in Canada . Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Oct 20, 2020 | 09:29 11 No chuck I want fair and if the USA is helping and every other country that we compete against is playing games canada has to protect farmers.

    Real simple farms will end if this shit doesn’t change.

    God it’s simple even a guy like you should figure it out Reply With Quote
    Oct 20, 2020 | 10:37 12 When the Canadian govt messed up all of our markets. All they could do was to increase the CCGA loan. Why can’t we keep up with the US. I guess your paid to say Trump Bad Reply With Quote
    Oct 20, 2020 | 11:11 13 The US simply understands the value of wealth creation from Ag , simple as that Reply With Quote
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    Oct 20, 2020 | 11:25 14 Trump can do this because the USA generates a lot more real wealth per capita than the canuckistanian one. Whether he should do this or not is debatable. Here in third world canuckistan, it really is true that our government can't afford to support its farmers more than it does. Too much of our economy is government and financial transactions (think the FIRE sector) dependent on government manufacturing inflation. Other major obstacles to growing our economy besides government include poor weather and poor geography. We have solidly frozen tundra already in the middle of October. Reply With Quote