Categories for Agriculture

27,348. 8/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As usual, China said they were going to be buying ‘big’ from our great American Farmers. So far they have not done what they said. Maybe this will be different!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 9:10 am

27,345. 8/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Through massive devaluation of their currency and pumping vast sums of money into their system, the tens of billions of dollars that the U.S. is receiving is a gift from China. Prices not up, no inflation. Farmers getting more than China would be spending. Fake News won’t report!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 7:49 am

27,326. 8/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TrumpWarRoom: ‘No battle is over in a minute. If it is, it wasn’t worth fighting.’ America’s great farmers are standing firmly behind @…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 12, 2019 2:33 pm

27,319. 8/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: America’s farmers support @realDonaldTrump! https://t.co/nFSkewSUUM

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 11, 2019 10:53 pm

27,214. 8/6/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As they have learned in the last two years, our great American Farmers know that China will not be able to hurt them in that their President has stood with them and done what no other president would do – And I’ll do it again next year if necessary!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 7:36 am

27,111. 8/1/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…buy agricultural product from the U.S. in large quantities, but did not do so. Additionally, my friend President Xi said that he would stop the sale of Fentanyl to the United States – this never happened, and many Americans continue to die! Trade talks are continuing, and…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 1, 2019 12:26 pm

26,917. 7/25/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will begin paying $14.5 billion to farmers hurt by the US-China trade war by the end of August. It’s the second round of aid the administration will pay out as negotiations with Beijing continue past the one-year mark. Farmers received about $10 billion in aid last year. The trade situation has ‘persisted longer than we expected,’ said Rob Johannson, chief economist at the Department of Agriculture, on a call with reporters. American farmers have been some of the hardest hit by China’s retaliatory tariffs, which were put on a range of commodities including soybeans, corn and wheat. The tariffs made those American agricultural products more expensive for Chinese importers, and private buyers nearly stopped purchasing US-grown soybeans — leaving a record amount sitting in storage at the end of 2018. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue first announced that there would be a second round of aid payments in May, after trade talks unraveled and President Donald Trump abruptly escalated tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.”

Katie Lobosco and Vanessa Yurkevich, “Trump administration starts paying $14.5 billion to farmers hurt by the trade war,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 25, 2019 1:28 pm

26,900. 7/25/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [7-25-19] unveiled details of a $16 billion aid package to help farmers hurt by President Trump’s trade war with China, as soybean growers from around the country converged on Washington to tell lawmakers that rural America is ready for a cease-fire. Farmers have been among the biggest casualties of the trade fight, with Beijing slowing — and in some cases ending — purchases of American agricultural goods as retaliation for Mr. Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. They have also suffered from retaliatory tariffs that the European Union, Canada and Mexico placed on American farm goods after Mr. Trump slapped levies on foreign metals. The Agriculture Department said that the payments to farmers, which were first announced in May, would be made in three tranches in the next six months. The subsidies come as American negotiators head to China next week to resume trade talks with Beijing, which collapsed in May after Mr. Trump accused China of reneging on a trade deal.”

Alan Rappeport, “U.S. Rolls Out More Farm Aid as Soy Growers Urge Trade Cease-Fire,” The New York Times online, July 25, 2019

26,829. 7/23/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Farmers are starting to do great again, after 15 years of a downward spiral. The 16 Billion Dollar China ‘replacement’ money didn’t exactly hurt!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 23, 2019 6:54 am

26,457. 7/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/BORDER/CHINA/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 9:04 am

26,151. 6/29/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The highly respected Farm Journal has just announced my Approval Rating with our great Farmers at 74%, and that despite all of the Fake & Corrupt News that they are forced to endure. Farmers have been unfairly treated for many years – and that is turning around FAST!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 29, 2019 7:07 pm

26,147. 6/29/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….amounts of agricultural product from our great Farmers. At the request of our High Tech companies, and President Xi, I agreed to allow Chinese company Huawei to buy product from them which will not impact our National Security. Importantly, we have opened up negotiations…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 29, 2019 5:32 pm

26,144. 6/29/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..amounts of agricultural product from our great Farmers. At the request of our High Tech companies, and President Xi, I agreed to allow Chinese company Huawei to buy product from them which will not impact our National Security. Importantly, we have opened up negotiations…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 29, 2019 4:22 pm

26,136. 6/28/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/G20/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Agriculture Department today reported a large U.S. soybean sale to China hours ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan, where the two leaders are expected to try to defuse escalating trade tensions. China purchased 544,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans for the 2018-19 marketing year that ends Aug. 31 — the largest such purchase since late March, according to USDA data. The U.S.-China tariff battle has caused a sharp drop in U.S. soybean exports to China, a massive market for American producers. USDA in its latest trade forecast estimated $17 billion in sales in fiscal 2019, compared with $21.6 billion last year. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has criticized China for not fulfilling its promise to purchase about 14 million tons of soybeans as part of an earlier trade truce between the two countries. So far, about 8 million tons have been shipped, Reuters reported.”

-Catherine Boudreau, “Big China soy buy precedes Trump-Xi meeting,” Politico, June 28, 2019 4:22 pm

25,982. 6/24/2019

AGRICULTURE/ECONOMY/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s trade wars are pushing America’s rural economy toward a full-blown meltdown after years of financial hardship, causing more farmers to default on loans while putting the squeeze on agricultural lenders. Farmers have seen their net income plummet by half since 2013 and are now expected to hold nearly $427 billion in debt this year — the most since the farm crisis in the 1980s. The default rate for farm loans held by banks hit its highest level in seven years in the first three months of 2019. In Iowa earlier this month, Trump blamed his predecessors who ‘did nothing’ about falling farm income, while crediting his own administration for ‘turning it all around.’ Except he hasn’t. Instead, his trade battles have accelerated the deterioration of financial conditions. Retaliatory tariffs from major trading partners like China and Mexico have slammed U.S. farm exports and taken a chunk out of commodity prices. And soaring debt levels are pushing more and more farmers and ranchers — already suffering from epic floods — toward insolvency.”

Victoria Guida and Ryan McCrimmon, “Trump’s trade wars thrust farmers into desperation loans,” Politico, June 24, 2019 11:15 pm

25,865. 6/19/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China would not normally be able to satisfy its consumer demand for pork, even before the epidemic of African swine fever has cut the nation’s pig population in half. Farmers in the United States would, normally, step in to help fill the gap. But in retaliation to the tariffs placed on Chinese imports by President Donald Trump, pork going to China from the U.S. now faces a 62 percent levy, essentially making American products too expensive for consumers in China. It’s also leaving exporters frustrated that they cannot take advantage of a prime opportunity to gain long-term access to a lucrative market. American pig farmers are estimated to be losing out on $1 billion in exports as a result of the continued tensions between the two global economic powers. Although some U.S. pork products are making their way to China despite the steep duties, in the long term, American producers are haplessly losing out to countries like Brazil and Germany in the global race to feed China’s insatiable taste for pork.”

Keegan Elmer, “Trump tariffs crush U.S. pig farmers,” Politico, June 19, 2019 12:37 pm

25,658. 6/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our Farmers deserve this, they are GREAT! https://t.co/0dFkx0vUkl 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 12, 2019 9:34 pm

25,620. 6/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Beautiful afternoon in Iowa. Thank you to all of our Nation’s Farmers. May God bless you, and may God Bless America! https://t.co/VYA2bSzMWf

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 11, 2019 8:21 pm

25,615. 6/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On my way to Iowa – just heard nearly 1,000 agriculture groups signed a letter urging Congress to approve the USMCA. Our Patriot Farmers & rural America have spoken! Now Congress must do its job & support these great men and women by passing the bipartisan USMCA Trade Agreement!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 11, 2019 12:44 pm

25,536. 6/8/2019

AGRICULTURE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “MEXICO HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 8, 2019 7:03 am

25,516. 6/7/2019

AGRICULTURE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If we are able to make the deal with Mexico, & there is a good chance that we will, they will begin purchasing Farm & Agricultural products at very high levels, starting immediately. If we are unable to make the deal, Mexico will begin paying Tariffs at the 5% level on Monday!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 7, 2019 12:16 pm

25,243. 5/23/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Thursday [5-23-19] unveiled a $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by his trade war with Beijing, signaling a protracted fight ahead that is already prompting some American companies to shift business away from China. Mr. Trump, flanked by farmers and ranchers in cowboy hats during remarks at the White House, said China had ‘taken advantage’ of the United States for far too long and vowed to protect an industry that has been ‘used as a vehicle’ by Beijing to hurt America’s economy…Global markets tumbled on Thursday as investors began coming to terms with the idea that Mr. Trump’s trade war is here to stay. Benchmark indexes in China, Germany and France all dropped, with the S&P 500 falling 1.2 percent. American crude oil prices were down more than 5 percent, amid growing concern that the trade war would start to drag on global economic demand. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.29 percent at 3 p.m., according to Bloomberg data. That was its lowest closing level this year and a sign that investors were expecting lower levels of growth and inflation.”

Ana Swanson, “Trump Gives Farmers $16 Billion in Aid Amid Prolonged China Trade War,” The New York Times online, May 23, 2019

25,242. 5/23/2019

AGRICULTURE/FEDERAL FUNDING/HOUSE OF REPS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday [5-23-19], turning an event organized to announce a multibillion-dollar aid package to farmers into a nearly half-hour-long diatribe against his Democratic rivals. Rejecting Pelosi’s characterization of his decision to scrap a meeting Wednesday [5-22-19] with Democrats because of their continued investigations as a ‘temper tantrum,’ Trump accused Democratic officials of being ‘bad people,’ referred to Pelosi as ‘crazy Nancy’ and enlisted several White House officials to publicly corroborate his account that he had addressed Democrats calmly — and not in anger — the previous day…Trump’s anger at House Democrats’ investigations had been steadily mounting for weeks, but Pelosi’s accusation that the President had engaged in a ‘cover-up’ sent him over the edge, prompting him to swear off policy talks with Democrats and shine a spotlight on what he considers Democrats’ ‘phony investigations.’ A source close to the White House said that Pelosi ‘hasn’t gotten under (Trump’s) skin. But got his attention.’ Multiple sources close to the White House claimed that Trump’s stepped-up rhetoric over the last couple of days has been tactical, aimed at pressuring House Democrats to ‘put up or shut up’ on impeachment, an indication that the President does not like being in this state of perpetual investigation.”

Jeremy Diamond, Dana Bash and Lauren Fox, “Trump denies ‘temper tantrum’ in angry public episode,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, May 23, 2019 11:05 pm

25,112. 5/19/2019

AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Starting Monday [5-20-19], our great Farmers can begin doing business again with Mexico and Canada. They have both taken the tariff penalties off of your great agricultural product. Please be sure that you are treated fairly. Any complaints should immediately go to @SecretarySonny Perdue!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 19, 2019 9:29 pm

24,989. 5/14/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our great Patriot Farmers will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of what is happening now. Hopefully China will do us the honor of continuing to buy our great farm product, the best, but if not your Country will be making up the difference based on a very high China buy……”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 14, 2019 6:29 am