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Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:52 am

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:14 am

You know that China trade deal that has been in the news lately. Even some of the non-Trump stations have carried it. In Phase 1 of this deal China is supposed to be buying more US agriculture imports. Here is a little sample of what is being sold.

https://thepoultrysite.com/news/2019/12 ... 8B,35PG5,1

US poultry heading to China with green light for Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods Inc received approval from US and Chinese authorities to export American poultry to China from all 36 of its US processing plants and expects to begin taking orders early next year, a chief supply chain officer for the company said.



by The Poultry Site
17 December 2019, at 2:52pm



US chicken companies are eager to resume sales in China after Beijing last month lifted a nearly five-year ban on imports as Chinese consumers seek pork alternatives, reported Reuters. A deadly hog disease has killed millions of pigs and raised meat prices in the pork-loving country.

Increased Chinese purchases of products like chicken feet, wing tips and legs would help increase US agricultural exports to China as the two countries negotiate a trade deal.

“There’s an extreme amount of interest across all those parts from multiple buyers in China,” Bernie Adcock, Tyson Foods’ chief supply chain officer for poultry, said in an interview on Friday.

The US Trade Representative last month projected more than $1 billion in annual poultry shipments to China.

Beijing banned US poultry and eggs in January 2015 over a US outbreak of avian flu, closing a market that bought $500 million worth of American poultry products in 2013, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

China is scouring the globe for meat and poultry after African swine fever killed about half of the world’s largest hog herd.

US meat companies have faced a disadvantage for pork exports to China, compared to other suppliers, because Beijing imposed tariffs of up to 72 percent on American pork as part of the countries’ trade war. Tyson, the largest US meat producer, expects China to import more US pork and poultry to compensate for African swine fever’s toll.

“My gut is they’re going to buy a lot of both,” Adcock said.

China is an important market for chicken parts that many US consumers do not eat. During China’s ban, companies including Tyson and Sanderson Farms Inc rendered some feet for products like fertilizer and pet food, instead of exporting them for higher returns.

Tyson is working to win US approval by the end of the year for labels on poultry exported to China, the final step. It received its first label approval on Friday, Adcock said.

Processing plants run by Sanderson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and other companies also have been cleared to ship US poultry to China, according to USDA.

Tyson will probably not ship poultry to China from all its plants, Adcock said.
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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:57 pm

He may be rude, crude and socially unacceptable HOWEVER... I am LOVING the way this president handles war.

Case # 1

Assad in Syria drops chemical warfare bombs on children as part of their civil war.

Trump responded by eliminating the source of the chemical bombs and destroying the airports that delivered them.

Case # 2

Isis is holed up in caves in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Trump responds by dropping the MOAB bomb and ... eliminates that mountain.

Case # 3

Iran shoots down our drone. Kills no US citizen.

Trump turns the economic screws but fires no guns.

Case #4

Isis is pretty much wiped out, but still have leaders stirring the pot.

Trump authorizes strikes. Baghdadi is killed. Also his number 2 is targeted and killed. Trump mentions that they know where # 3 is as well ... if need be.

Case # 5

Iran is dancing all around being tough. Someone thinks taking over the US Embassy in Iraq. (December 31)

Trump sends enough troops that the attackers think better of their decision. Tonight (January 2) "At least three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport Friday killing at least seven people, including Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force. ... The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, three Iraqi officials told The Associated Press. Iraqi TV reported the deaths as well."

https://www.foxnews.com/world/rockets-b ... s-reported

Short, sweet, to the point and killing THE LEADERS and not masses of their poor troops and masses of OUR troops. I like it.
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Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:05 am

here here!

On the other hand, I just said to the ex, I wish we could leave so they could all go kill themselves. But we realize that they will just spread their waves of terror... |em31|

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 am

Maybe we can ship them all to the moon in a few years. Let them battle against themselves AND nature.
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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:46 pm

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Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 pm

I'm just a little late to the party here, but I do have concerns about our own food supply if we're selling it to China. If more is being shipped overseas, the prices here at home will go up because of less supply even if we produce higher numbers...….that's a whole lot of mouths to feed (US & CHINA). And I have no doubt there is more than meat in that deal.

That global food crisis, maybe coming to a grocery store near you.....sooner than we thought. :eek:

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 am

I did some checking on that.

So far at least what we sell to the China market is not typically what we as Americans buy.

https://thepoultrysite.com/news/2019/12 ... yson-foods


by The Poultry Site
17 December 2019, at 2:52pm

US chicken companies are eager to resume sales in China after Beijing last month lifted a nearly five-year ban on imports as Chinese consumers seek pork alternatives, reported Reuters. A deadly hog disease has killed millions of pigs and raised meat prices in the pork-loving country.

Increased Chinese purchases of products like chicken feet, wing tips and legs would help increase US agricultural exports to China as the two countries negotiate a trade deal.

“There’s an extreme amount of interest across all those parts from multiple buyers in China,” Bernie Adcock, Tyson Foods’ chief supply chain officer for poultry, said in an interview on Friday.

The US Trade Representative last month projected more than $1 billion in annual poultry shipments to China.

Beijing banned US poultry and eggs in January 2015 over a US outbreak of avian flu, closing a market that bought $500 million worth of American poultry products in 2013, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

China is scouring the globe for meat and poultry after African swine fever killed about half of the world’s largest hog herd.

US meat companies have faced a disadvantage for pork exports to China, compared to other suppliers, because Beijing imposed tariffs of up to 72 percent on American pork as part of the countries’ trade war. Tyson, the largest US meat producer, expects China to import more US pork and poultry to compensate for African swine fever’s toll.

“My gut is they’re going to buy a lot of both,” Adcock said.

China is an important market for chicken parts that many US consumers do not eat. During China’s ban, companies including Tyson and Sanderson Farms Inc rendered some feet for products like fertilizer and pet food, instead of exporting them for higher returns.

Tyson is working to win US approval by the end of the year for labels on poultry exported to China, the final step. It received its first label approval on Friday, Adcock said.

Processing plants run by Sanderson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and other companies also have been cleared to ship US poultry to China, according to USDA.

Tyson will probably not ship poultry to China from all its plants, Adcock said.



So it sounds like PET food is the thing that will increase in price and not what we consider people food... at least here in the US.
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Unread post by Farmfresh » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:59 am

PORK on the other hand... may indeed go up in price. China is a pork eating nation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKBN1XF0XC

November 5, 2019 / 2:07 AM / 2 months ago
At Smithfield Foods' slaughterhouse, China brings home U.S. bacon
Tom Polansek

SMITHFIELD, Virginia (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods’ slaughterhouse in Virginia used to carve up pork for American sandwiches and holiday dinners. But workers now box up pig carcasses to ship to China, according to employees, local officials and industry sources.

The transformation at the Smithfield, Virginia, plant shows how the global meat industry is adapting to profit from African swine fever, a fatal pig disease that has killed millions of hogs in China and turned the world’s top pork consumer into a major meat importer.

Bought by China’s WH Group Ltd (0288.HK) six years ago for $4.7 billion, Smithfield Foods has retooled U.S. processing operations to direct meat to China, which produced half the world’s pork before swine fever decimated the industry.

The world’s biggest pork processor operates a white, box-shaped meat plant in Smithfield, Virginia, home to 8,000 as well as the company’s headquarters and a wider tourist economy built on its famous hams, bacon and sausages.

Since late spring, pigs trucked to the plant have been slaughtered and sliced into thirds for shipment to China, where Chinese workers process the carcasses further, company employees and industry sources told Reuters.

“They got an order to fill: China,” said one plant worker, who asked to remain anonymous.

Smithfield Foods declined to comment on the change or allow a reporter to visit the Virginia plant, which slaughters about 10,000 pigs a day.

The company previously said it was upgrading the facility, without giving details, and that U.S. business was a priority. Other Smithfield Foods plants in the United States have continued to slaughter pigs for the home market, industry sources said.

WH Group, known as Shuanghui International Holdings when it bought Smithfield Foods, did not respond to a request for comment.

However, Arnold Silver, Smithfield’s director of raw materials procurement, said at a recent industry conference that sales to China could eventually create bacon and ham shortages for American consumers.

The outbreak of African swine fever has killed up to half of China’s hog herd since August 2018 and pushed prices so high that Chinese importers are willing to pay hefty tariffs that Beijing imposed on U.S. pork as part of the countries’ bruising trade war.

U.S. pork producers say China’s losses from the disease have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sales.

After shifting operations, Smithfield Foods can process pigs more quickly in Virginia because employees are doing less work on each carcass, according to the plant worker. The job is still difficult, though.

“They freeze it up. It’s heavy,” said the employee, who was wearing a brace to support his back and a sweatshirt to keep warm.
PIGS WILL FLY

The United States exported 294.5 million kilograms of pork to China between January and August, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, more than in the whole of 2018.

Frozen carcasses accounted for about 20% of exports by weight from January to August, up from 0.3% during the same period in 2017, the data show.

Smithfield Foods was the top shipper this summer, sending at least 17.6 million kilograms of pork to China between June and September, according to Panjiva, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Kansas-based Seaboard Corp (SEB.A) sold at least 5.3 million, Panjiva said. The firm noted its data does not capture all shipments.

Seaboard did not respond to a request for comment.

“Down the road, if this continues and we ship a lot of product to China, certainly I think we could see shortages, particularly on hams and bellies,” Smithfield’s Silver told the conference.

Smithfield Foods renovated its Virginia plant to supply carcasses to China, according to a person with direct knowledge of operations who asked not to speak publicly about the changes.

“There were departments that were completely eliminated or erased or remodeled,” the person said.

Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) and JBS USA [JBS.UL] are also maneuvering to increase sales by stopping the use of the growth drug ractopamine, which is banned by China. (I find this an interesting tid bit. It seems the pork WE GET has that growth drug in it NOW. They don't tell American Consumers this stuff do they?)


THE WHOLE HOG

China is importing U.S. hog carcasses because it needs the entire animal, rather than specific parts, market analysts said. China has excess capacity in its processing industry due to the disease outbreak and can cut up U.S. carcasses to meet domestic tastes more cheaply than buying already-butchered pork, they said.

China’s tariffs on frozen carcasses are also 62%, compared with 72% for muscle cuts, said Erin Borror, economist for the U.S. Meat Export Federation, an industry group.

“They need to be able to run their plants and keep workers employed to the extent possible,” she said.

Smithfield Foods said it is subject to the same Chinese trade tariffs as other U.S. pork producers, despite being owned by a China-based company.
FILE PHOTO: A road sign directs traffic to Smithfield Foods' pork processing facilities in Smithfield, Virginia, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek

The United States did not export any hog carcasses to China between January and May of this year but shipped 6 million kilograms in June, 28 million kilograms in July and 26 million kilograms in August, U.S. Census Bureau data show.

The start of shipments coincides with the conversion of Smithfield Foods’ Virginia operations, traders said.

Increased exports of hog carcasses are so new that the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it plans to clarify its reporting requirements for shippers to make sure sales are being counted accurately. Some meat traders said weekly recorded sales have looked low.

Bob Brown, a longtime U.S. livestock market analyst, said tracking carcass sales to China should not be difficult because most are being done by Smithfield Foods from its Virginia facility.

“This is one plant, one company, one place,” Brown said.
NERVOUS WORKERS

Smithfield Foods’ latest turn toward China is an unusual shift for America’s so-called ham capital, which boasts a museum featuring the world’s oldest ham and streets dotted with brightly colored pig sculptures.

Mayor T. Carter Williams said he heard from company workers that the plant is shipping more pork to China.

“It doesn’t bother us at all,” Williams said. “The meat’s in the store. All the local supply is still here.”

Smithfield Foods workers are worried, though. Many were shuffled to different jobs in the slaughterhouse due to the overhaul, according to employees.

“They say they’re doing everything short now and cutting out a lot of jobs,” said James Moton, who cuts hair at Hamtown Barber & Styling in downtown Smithfield.

A former sanitation worker at the slaughterhouse, Moton learned of the operations changes from customers who still work at the facility. “They’re hoping they still have a job.”

Reporting by Tom Polansek. Editing by Caroline Stauffer and Louise Heavens
Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Re: Go Trump Go!

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am

I don't know Farm, I hope you're right about the chicken. And as for pork, well who can afford bacon or ham now as it is???

Not sure where I'd seen it, but soybeans (and possibly other crops) are a big item China buys from US.

It wouldn't take much to upset the cookie cart. If we had a avian or swine flu (or some other such disaster) here that wiped out the supply, we'd all be up a creek.


But then again, I've always had the Chicken Little complex of seeing possible disaster where there is none.

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