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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:33 AM

U.S. President Trump asked Japan PM to buy farm products: Kyodo

Source: Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump has directly asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy farm products worth a ‘huge amount’, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified Japanese and U.S. government sources.

Trump had requested that Japan buy specific products such as soybeans and wheat, (to aid American farmers) Kyodo reported, adding that the request was separate from the framework of current trade talks between Washington and Tokyo.

Japan and the United States have agreed to target a broad deal on bilateral trade by September, seeking to bridge differences of opinion over tariffs on beef and the automobile sector, the Nikkei business daily reported earlier this month.

Kyodo said the Japanese government would consider its response and one proposal floated was to purchase the farm products as food support for African countries. The purchase would be worth several hundred million dollars including transport costs, Kyodo said.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-japan/u-s-president-trump-asked-japan-pm-to-buy-farm-products-kyodo-idUSKCN1V30SH?il=0



‘Trump is ruining our markets’: Struggling farmers are losing a huge customer to the trade war — China

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/10/trump-is-ruining-our-markets-farmers-lose-a-huge-customer-to-trade-war----china.html

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left-of-center2012 Tuesday OP
underpants Tuesday #1
mahina Wednesday #18
gordianot Tuesday #2
mahatmakanejeeves Tuesday #3
CaptainTruth Tuesday #4
sdfernando Tuesday #5
Wellstone ruled Tuesday #6
hatrack Tuesday #14
Wellstone ruled Tuesday #16
area51 Tuesday #7
duforsure Tuesday #8
ashredux Tuesday #9
paleotn Tuesday #10
Trenzalore Tuesday #11
Yeehah Tuesday #12
hatrack Tuesday #13
BlueIdaho Tuesday #15
mahina Wednesday #17

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. So he's selling magic beans now

I wonder if he did it in the mocking Japanese accent

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:23 AM

18. Best comment.

Come sit by me any time

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:44 AM

2. After all Trump is certain type of Capitalist.

Anyone want or need protection?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:51 AM

3. Now they can wait for the inevitable price cut. NT

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:18 PM

4. TPP would have cut Japanese tariffs on American beef by 11%...


... so American ranchers could sell more beef to the Japanese market, but Trump pulled out.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:30 PM

5. Stupid ass orange menace...

he, and by extension the U.S., is reduced to BEGGING!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:39 PM

6. Okay,

will that be food grade Beans and Wheat for flour,or will that be garbage quality grains.

So his Pals that support his campaign from the Grain Trading Desks are demanding their pound of flesh. My guess is,a Certain Family that owns a shipping line will be the source of conveyance.



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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:21 PM

14. "Huge, big corn and soybeans! Incredible! Only slightly water-logged!!!"

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Response to hatrack (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

16. There were stories of

adulterated Grain shipments out of Baton Rouge Elevators during the Reagan Administration and again under Bush/Cheney.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:44 PM

7. Little Donnie,

so much "winning".

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:29 PM

8. He'll soon be threatening them

And holding them hostage if they don't. Just another typical bully tactic used to shake them down with , and cover up his failed policies . He may just claim they will like he's done before when they really haven't. More lies coming from failed policies from trump to BS farmers before the next election to con the out of their votes, again.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:46 PM

9. A sign of weakness....

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:17 PM

10. Ha!

That ain't never going to happen. The Japanese have been extremely protective of their ag industry since...like...forever. It's a cultural thing.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:28 PM

11. 126 million consumers vs a billion.

Don't think the math adds up.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:09 PM

12. "Sure, Conman Don....

I'll get right on that."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:18 PM

13. 3 days after making fun of Asian accents at a fundraiser in the Hamptoms . . .

Well, that fucking figures.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:28 PM

15. Selling at a loss to insure a foreign market

Is not winning.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:22 AM

17. Probably make up the loss from China

Not

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