Friday, September 16, 2016

Reciprocity


As was expected under USDA changes, Brazil can now send fresh beef to the United States, a move that will probably  open other markets, such as Japan, to them.

Besides concerns about Foot and Mouth disease, which is endemic in that nation, USDA has admitted that at least in the short term, there is little likelihood of reciprocity in markets, as Brazil dumps an expected NINE_HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS worth of beef on our markets.

In return we get....$900 million worth of their meat in competition with our own farmers and ranchers, a chance to share a devastating disease........and not much else.

Hooray..... Do you miss COOL yet?

3 comments:

Jan said...

What could possibly go wrong?

A. Montgomery said...

This is another of the "trade" deals the Donald talks about. I am beginning to believe it is total corruption. Love, Mom (I didn't vote for him)

threecollie said...

Jan, Sometimes I wonder if they WANT to see FMD decimate the US cattle herds. Imagine all the national parks and uranium mines they could put on all that vacant ranch land!

Mom, I have been looking into the results of some of the previous ones, and really, they are not that good for the average American, especially in ag. Love you!