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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:19 AM

China slaps 179% charge on US sorghum imports

Source: CNN

China's Commerce Ministry said Tuesday that customs officers will charge importers a fee of about 179% on US sorghum after an investigation found the shipments were unfairly subsidized and damaging Chinese producers.

Sorghum is a grain that is used to feed livestock and make a liquor that's very popular with Chinese drinkers.

China is the largest buyer of American sorghum products. Its imports of the crop were worth about $960 million last year, according to Chinese customs data.

The move is likely to stoke fears of a trade war between the United States and China. Tensions have risen sharply since the start of 2018, with both governments announcing plans to slap tariffs on major imports.

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Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/17/news/economy/china-us-sorghum-antidumping/index.html

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Reply China slaps 179% charge on US sorghum imports (Original post)
jpak Apr 2018 OP
AJT Apr 2018 #1
Vinca Apr 2018 #2
AJT Apr 2018 #4
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #9
DURHAM D Apr 2018 #18
Zorro Apr 2018 #20
N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 2018 #5
machoneman Apr 2018 #3
DUgosh Apr 2018 #6
Xipe Totec Apr 2018 #7
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #10
Botany Apr 2018 #14
Bengus81 Apr 2018 #16
Botany Apr 2018 #19
Achilleaze Apr 2018 #8
rurallib Apr 2018 #11
Javaman Apr 2018 #12
Mosby Apr 2018 #23
Javaman Apr 2018 #26
greymattermom Apr 2018 #13
Bengus81 Apr 2018 #15
TexasBushwhacker Apr 2018 #17
Mosby Apr 2018 #21
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2018 #22
dembotoz Apr 2018 #24
Brother Buzz Apr 2018 #25
Post removed Apr 2018 #27

Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:23 AM

1. What states are the largest sorghum producers?

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:24 AM

2. Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. Sorry, Trumpsters.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:27 AM

4. That's gotta hurt

Oh the price they are paying for his marmalade majesty.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:52 AM

9. So.much.WINNING!!!!!!!!!!



Enjoy your damn pResident republican farmers!

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:34 AM

18. jftr - In Kansas they call it milo. nt

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:45 AM

20. Hey they're patriotic sorghum producers and will willfully suffer the short-term pain

The Trump administration says so, so it must be true.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:28 AM

5. Here ya go...

http://beef2live.com/story-states-produce-sorghum-0-110074

Starts with Kansas, Arkansas, Texas and on and on. Lotsa red states.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:40 AM

6. So much Sorghum growing

Around here in South Texas the hubs may just have to go into Dairy Queen this morning to rattle the old farming farts in Maga hats.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:44 AM

7. Top 3 sorghum producing states: Kansas, Texas, Arkansas. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:55 AM

10. Ah Kansas...

The fiefdom of the Koch bros.

Enjoy the republican nirvana you created with your idiot votes, deplorable farmers!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:07 AM

14. I have been through the sorghum capital of the world ..... in north eastern Kansas

I think the town was Seneca, KS. Good luck to the farmers there and I hope
their MAGA hats are worn proudly.

BTW I read somewhere that the cheap crap that is being imported for Ivanka's
"fashion line" is exempted from the tariffs.

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Response to Botany (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:15 AM

16. Yup...and loads of it just outside of Wichita.........

They will grow it if not growing wheat--might be a rotation crop but loads of it grown here.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:43 AM

19. The Trump loving farmers are really screwed in much of the midwest .....

..... they have lost the biggest market in the world in China and much of their labor
w/Trump's anti Hispanic actions.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:45 AM

8. republican family-values role-model Comrade Casino* kicks America's Heartland in the nuts

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:13 AM

11. China is using their tariff like a surgical missile

BOOM!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:31 AM

12. it will become like the depression...

where farmers burned their wheat fields because the crop was worthless.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:52 PM

26. good?

that's a very odd sense of compassion you have there.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:55 AM

13. This is very clever of them

as they use a lot of sorghum so there is a big effect, but I think it's unlikely to cause big swings in the stock market. The states that are hurt are very red states. The rest of us don't care about sorghum.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:09 AM

15. Let's see how the boys in Kansas take this and especially western Kansas....

Where the dipshits voted 90+% for Trump. But hey..they got a tax cut. Expect Sen Jerry "the Moran" Moran to make a big chest pumping speech this morning on the news outlets about his buds (which keep him in his cushy job) about how horrible this is.

Keeping the ACA and health care for millions?? Eh....not that big of a deal.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:23 AM

17. Why the hell

are we subsidizing crops that are primarily exported?

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:51 AM

22. Worldwide Sorghum Stats - Year 2016

Sorghum, production quantity: Country, (rank), tons
(listing only countries producing over 1M tons/yr.)

United States (1) 12,199,190 tons
Nigeria (2) 6,939,335
Sudan (3) 6,466,000
Mexico (4) 5,005,837
Ethiopia (5) 4,752,096
India (6) 4,410,000
Argentina (7) 3,029,330
China (8) 2,404,303
Niger (9) 1,808,263
Australia (10) 1,790,574
Burkina Faso (11) 1,742,116
Mali (12) 1,393,826
Cameroon (13) 1,339,073
Brazil (14) 1,154,456

From: http://www.factfish.com/statistic/sorghum%2C%20production%20quantity

Looks like China can go elsewhere if need be - including Mexico.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:19 AM

24. for us ignorant northerners wtf is sorghum

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:55 AM

25. All I know of sorghum is what I learned from Harper Lee

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