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(6,288 posts)
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 03:24 PM Jul 2018

ND Grain Growers to Pence: "We can't just store it all -- We don't have the space"


North Dakota agribusinessman tells Pence he can’t sell enough grain


7/25/2018 VP Pence visited Grand Forks, ND

Pence attended a fundraiser at the Hilton Garden Inn for Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. While at the Hilton, Pence also met privately with agriculture leaders to discuss the $12 billion farm aid program President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.

Rick Burgum, chairman for Arthur Cos., was one of the agriculture leaders who traveled to meet Pence in Grand Forks Wednesday.
The company, owned by members of Gov. Doug Burgum’s family, is involved in several aspects of the ag industry, including grain elevators.

The thing that is at the forefront for anybody that is in production agriculture is getting rid of our crop this fall,” said Burgum, the governor’s first cousin. “It’s not just that the administration is going to throw $12 billion at the farmer, it’s moving the crop.”

Last year, Burgum said his company sold 16 trains of grain last year, adding each train has approximately 110 to 115 cars. This year Burgum has only been able to schedule four deliveries.

“We have no way to sell today more trains,” he said. “And we need to. … We can’t just store it all -- we don’t have the space, we don’t have the money. And we’re typical of every other elevator in the country.”

Burgum agreed with Cramer and Trump that the U.S. needs more fair trade agreements with countries like China.

“But it’s unfortunate we’re trying to fix them all at the same time, with every country,” Burgum said. “Maybe we could do it one at a time. That’s not the way they’re doing it.”

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(1,480 posts)
2. Throw out an idea and wing the details. Puerto Rico, separating families, summits etc.
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 03:32 PM
Jul 2018

The list is endless.



(6,288 posts)
9. Yup. ND Red State Trump Voters have to come to grips with their 2016 ballot choice
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 03:42 PM
Jul 2018

Honestly the worst possible timing of the tariffs comes as grain harvest is just in its beginning weeks of August.

There'll be plenty of product, but no where to send it.
Thanks Trump!


(17,880 posts)
6. I can't stand Pence
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 03:35 PM
Jul 2018

but at least he knows how a President is supposed to act. Visiting a base should be a non-partisan event as much as possible (just like the VFW and BSA).

Pence’s remarks at the base didn’t address Cramer’s campaign for Senate, or his opponent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Instead, he thanked the uniformed men and women before him, and referred to state leaders Gov. Burgum, Cramer, and Sen. John Hoeven, as “champions of all those in uniform” and U.S. defense.



(24,324 posts)
8. Penis has no fucking idea how a president is supposed to act,,,
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 03:41 PM
Jul 2018

Not a god damn clue..

He's a plastic trump with a fascist toupee


(6,288 posts)
12. And they are in the heaviest weeks of harvest for many grain varieties.
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 04:01 PM
Jul 2018

Guess the Grain Storage builders will do ok this year!
The banks will only allow so much time till those spring planting loans must be called in.

Maga all the way back to..1920's ?

$12 billion will extend the loans, but wonder what interest rate they'll be paying.

Cuz ya know someone's still going to make a profit from this disaster.


(37,542 posts)
13. Brazil and Trump's Russian pals have gotten contracts for a lot more agricultural products thanks to
Thu Jul 26, 2018, 04:43 PM
Jul 2018

Brazil and Trump's Russian pals have gotten contracts for a lot more agricultural products thanks to Donald.


(52,199 posts)
17. Mexico used to be one of our largest grain purchasers.
Fri Jul 27, 2018, 04:02 AM
Jul 2018

Now they buy from Russia and South America. This disaster is all on Trump. He broke this.

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