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Old Today, 01:45 PM
 
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Good news for our farmers and for American tourists who suddenly crave a good ole' US hamburger while abroad. A couple of the EU officials also speak


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Old Today, 01:49 PM
 
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Good for agribusiness interests, but greater demand means even higher meat prices in the US. And now we will need even more illegals to work the feedlots, slaugherhouses, and meat packing plants.
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Old Today, 01:52 PM
 
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https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/02/...e-announcement

The European Commission earlier said any beef deal will not increase overall beef imports and that all beef coming in would have to be hormone-free to respect EU food safety regulations. Any deal would have to be approved by the European Parliament.


This is good news.

I have a question though. So the deal is no hormones in the beef. That would require ranchers to have been anticipating this and have existing inventory have no hormones...do you think that happened?

And -- if not -- how long before they can get hormone free beef to the EU in numbers significant enough to make a difference in international trade.
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Old Today, 01:53 PM
 
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Good for agribusiness interests, but greater demand means even higher meat prices in the US. And now we will need even more illegals to work the feedlots, slaugherhouses, and meat packing plants.
Good point -- even if we use beef with hormones -- the added cost for the ranchers will be passed on to everyone right?
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Old Today, 01:57 PM
 
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Good news for our farmers and for American tourists who suddenly crave a good ole' US hamburger while abroad.
Bad news there: The EU still won't take the growth hormone beef that is a staple of the good ole' US burger industry.
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Old Today, 01:59 PM
 
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And -- if not -- how long before they can get hormone free beef to the EU in numbers significant enough to make a difference in international trade.
A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation would indicate that 35,000 tons would constitute 0.4% or so of the beef consumed in the EU per year.
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Old Today, 01:59 PM
 
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There is plenty of hormone free beef because more people are demanding it. I've been buying it for years and have noticed more choices. Same with poultry. Same with uncured bacon. Never used to see that before in supermarkets. There used to be hormones in milk but no more. The law of supply and demand.
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Old Today, 02:05 PM
 
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In exchange for what? Presumably the EU got something in return.
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Old Today, 02:08 PM
 
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In exchange for what? Presumably the EU got something in return.
No more Trump tariffs.

This is how it's done. Obama went to Europe and apologized for being American.


Nice Job Trump. Doing what we elected you to do.
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Old Today, 02:25 PM
 
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There is your transition market, farmers. Get some cows, and turn them loose on those soybean crops China isn't buying.

Agree with Waldo, Trump is negotiating and doing business, not "Kowtowing" to other countries that we also happen to buy much more stuff from, than they buy from us.
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