Ag. Sec. calls farmers whiners

I heard that trump only hires the best and brightest.

Allan

He was appointed, not promoted.

Besides, failing upwards is a thing.

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Someone posted a thread about how pesticides used for growing soy beans and corn are killing the bees. So, isn’t it a good thing to grow less of those? That’s how cool Trump is…

whining

And it’s also time to revisit this trump quote:

“I do whine because I want to win and I’m not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win,” Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday.

Fantastic.

That’s right! If Trump said I had to give
Up my house, for my country, I would! He is the president! Things might be harder for a while for some, but we’ll be stronger for it in the long run. He’s the only person that can fix everything, and keep all the other ones out!

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some people fail upwards.

And then Sonny came to the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin and made triple sure Trump is losing Wisconsin next election.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent comments at the World Dairy Expo on Tuesday about the fate of small dairy farms have sparked a backlash spanning several days.

“In America, the big get bigger and the small go out,” Perdue said, according to the Associated Press. “I don’t think in America, we for any small business, we have a guaranteed income or guaranteed profitability.”

As a result of this statement and others said, there was widespread coverage carried by national and local news and did not go well on Ag Twitter, where criticism was rampant."

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From the link above:

Perdue is launching a new podcast today called “Sonnyside of the farm.” His first guest is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary who is now a Fox News contributor and believed to be considering a run for governor in Arkansas. Perdue tweeted Thursday that the interview with Huckabee Sanders is “about her time as Press Sec and how much @realDonaldTrump loves America’s farmers and ranchers.”

Lol nothing says “I’m Ag Secretary and I’m starting a farm blog because I care about issues farmers face every day hey look my first guest is Sarah Huckabee Sanders”.

What a clown.

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That visit from Sonny is having major repercussions across the ag sector.

"What topics Perdue didn’t address? Stagnant dairy prices. Corporate greed. Market manipulation. Or a host of other external influences that have been ongoing for decades and more recently have put 2.5 dairy farms out of business each day in Wisconsin over the past year.
“I went to Madison feeling financially scared and emotionally depressed but hopeful,” said Paul Adams, who runs a 500-cow organic dairy near Eleva. "I came home feeling financially scared, emotionally depressed, unwanted and unneeded.”

Adams said the sense he got was that 50-100 cow herds are just going to disappear, and the ag secretary doesn’t seem to care."

National Farmers Union vice president Patty Edelburg, who dairy farms in Amherst Junction, was disappointed in the secretary’s remarks.

“It shows the administration doesn’t understand the fight family farmers are up against,” she said.

Brittany Olson left her Barron County farm at 2 a.m. to make the trip to the expo and hear Perdue speak.

“To go through the effort to see the USDA secretary, only for him to say that small farms like ours likely have no future, made me feel like little more than a peasant in a system of modern-day feudalism,” Olson said."

But to Sonny, these people are nothing but farmers in a basement.

Hardy har har!!

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Attitude straight from the top:

Were I Trump, I’d have the guy canned. What an idiot.

More crying from the whine cellar:
“The ‘get big or get out’ business philosophy hasn’t worked,” said Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish. “Rather it has caused consolidation in the agriculture industry that’s driven too many family farmers off the farm and hurt rural communities. If the USDA really supports the whole of American agriculture, they must drive policy making that earns family farmers a fair price and keeps them on their land, no matter what size they are.”

That’s great locker room talk. Grab 'em by the bushel !

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Not sure what intel led you to the “land snatch for casinos” theory; perhaps an episode of “Yellowstone”?
Anyone who believes America’s appetite can be satisfied without the vast network of agricultural communities is a maroon to the Nth degree.
Ag exports are the issue and big Ag isn’t shipping overseas to the ChiComs I guess?

Nebraska too.

“At this point we think it’s time the secretary be replaced with someone who really cares about smaller farmers,” said Pam Potthoff, President of Nebraska WIFE.

Census of Agriculture data shows the number of women in farming has risen. This group says many of those are small farms, where women drive the combine, put up hay, and do chores with cattle.

“Those are the people this statement by Perdue, ‘in America the big get bigger and the small go out’ is aimed at. Because many women farmers are small farmers,” Potthoff said.

Women's ag group calls for USDA's Perdue to go | KHGI,

That farm welfare?

A Republican, Spotts said he voted for Trump in 2016, but didn’t have high hopes.

“I thought it was the lesser of two evils for ag,” he said.

But between the administration’s targeting of ethanol and a trade war Trump started with China that has cratered the soybean market, Spotts isn’t sure he’d vote for Trump again.

“He’s really messed ag up pretty bad,” he said. “There’s way more than just ethanol. Trade deals that aren’t happening. These bailouts. None of us want these bailouts. It’s a joke. If he didn’t mess with our markets, he wouldn’t have to give us this money back.”
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/a-political-fight-to-the-knife-over-ethanol-comes-to/article_bb6667d2-7000-5709-90e7-187151a354a1.html

NONE OF US WANTS THESE BAILOUTS. IT’S A JOKE.

Fake news NY slime, yeah right.

Hey cool, I know exactly where that farm is pictured at the top of that link. I go by there frequently. But the subject is good ol Sonny Perdue and I don’t see his name anywhere in there.

Soybean prices cratered? Not according to this.

Wow, look at those double digit craters in 2014-15. Remind me who the President was then?

I was just up at the family farm last weekend hanging out with a few dozen farmers and they seemed to like Trump quite a bit.