All American farmers want is a level playing field: Agriculture Secretary


TO SEE HOW THEY ARE HANDLING THIS SEASON, FIRST, THOUGH, HALF STORY — FIRST HALF AN HOUR, AID PACKAGE FOR FARMERS WHO HAVE FARMERS, GOP SENATORS ARE SKEPTICAL OF THIS AID.>>IT’S A LOT OF MONEY, WE ARE TALKING B, COMPARED TO WHAT FARMERS LOSE OVER TIME IT’S NOT. FARMERS DON’T WANT AID, THEY WANT –>>WHEN YOU START PLAYING INSURANCE POLICY THAT THEY’LL BE NO PAIN IN TARIFFS NOT SURE IT’S GOING TO WORK BECAUSE ONCE YOU START WHERE DO YOU STOP? MARIA: JOINING US SUNNY PERDUE.>>GOOD MORNING, MARIA. HOW ARE YOU? MARIA: I’M DOING WELL, YOU HEARD LINDSEY GRAHAM, PUSHBACK ON AID SEEFERRED AN TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE USING FOOD AS A WEAPON RAISING THE PRICE OF FOOD TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE AND DEVASTATING THE UNITED STATES FARMERS IS A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION FOR EVERYONE. FARMERS WANT TRADE, THEY DON’T WANT AID. MARIA: THERE YOU GO. TRADE NOT AID, YOUR REACTION.>>ABSOLUTELY, FARMERS WANT TRADE, THERE’S NOT A FARM NER THIS COUNTRY THAT WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE A GOOD CROP AND FAIR PRICE, THE PROBLEM IS THEY HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING FAIR PRICES AND THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE FIRST ONE TO CALL THEM ON THAT. CHINA HAS BEEN CHEATING FOR YEARS AND NO ONE HAS CALLED, IT’S LIKE WATCHING A GAME WHERE THE UMPIRE IS CLEARLY PREJUDICE AND NOBODY STOPS HIM. MARIA: YEAH, I WAS READING YOUR COMMENTS EARLIER, YOU’RE CALLING ILLEGAL RETALIATION, DIDN’T THE U.S. START THE FIGHT?>>THE U.S. STARTED THIS BY CALLING THAT, THE NEGOTIATIONS HAD TAKEN PLACE, THE RESPONSE SHOULD BE FOR CHINA TO STOP THEIR OWN FAIR TRADE PRACTICES LIKE ININTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT, THAT’S EVEN HAPPENING IN AGRICULTURE, STEALING CORN SEEDS THAT’S THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE NOT CREATING A FILE AND THEN FILING SOMEBODY AT THE FILE LINE, THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH CHINA. MARIA: I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING ABOUT CHINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN STEELING US FOR YEARS BUT THAT’S NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY GETTING IMPACTED. TARIFFS ON EU, TARIFFS ON ME MÉXICO, AND ON CANADA, SO IT’S NOT JUST CHINA.>>WELL, LET’S DEAL WITH EU, FRANKLY MORE NONTARIFF BARRIERS FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN THIS COUNTRY COULD OUTPRODUCE ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND THEY WOULD IF THEY HAD A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. THAT’S WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO GET AND IT’S NOT THERE, THE EU IS ONE OF THE CHARGES TARIFFS OF 1250 TO 300% ON PRODUCTS AND THEY ARE ACCESS TO OPEN MARKETS. MARIA: WHEN DOES IT STOP, THE 12 BILLION-DOLLAR AID, ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE TO DO AID, IS THE GOVERNMENT GOING TO DOLL OUT MORE AID FOR TECHNOLOGY, FOR AUTO, FOR EVERY SECTOR OUT THERE BASICALLY? IT’S AUTHORIZED IN THE USDA AND PART OF THEIR RULES AND WE ARE USING THAT TO TEMPER THIS. THIS IS A TEMPORARY MEASURE, HOPEFULLY TO SHOW CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES THEY CANNOT BULLY THE U.S. INTO CAVING IN ON UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STRATEGY IS AND I THINK IT WILL WORK AND CERTAINLY WE’D RATHER HAVE TRADE THAN AID AND RESTORE THE MARKETS BUT NOT AT UNFAIR PRACTICES. MARIA: WHAT’S PLAN B IF THEY DON’T STOP, CONTINUE RETALIATING?>>THAT’S THEIR DECISION, I THINK THE PAIN WILL GET WORSE ON THEM GOING FORWARD AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, YOU SEE THE EU IS IN TOWN TODAY LOOKING TO NEGOTIATE AND TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS, WE THINK WE ARE VERY PRESIDENT DOESN’T LIKE TO DO THIS BUT WHEN PEOPLE DON’T PLAY FAIR YOU HAVE TO THROW THE FOLLOWING. MARIA: TELL US THE DETAILS ON AID PACKAGE, $12 BILLION, HOW SOON WILL FARMERS FEEL IT?>>THE DETAILS WILL COME OUT IN PROBABLY MID TO LATE AUGUST AND PROGRAM BEGINS AFTER LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER THE FOURTH WHEN THEY’LL BE A PORTION OF PAYMENTS DIRECTLY FOR CROPS LIKE SOYBEANS AND CORN AND WHEAT AND EVEN SOME DAIRY AND SOME PORK PAYMENTS THERE AND THEN FOR THE REST OF MONEY WE WILL BUY THOSE COMMODITIES AND REDISTRIBUTE TO FOOD BANKS AND SCHOOL — SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS THERE. THIRDLY, THERE’S A PROGRAM ABOUT CREATING DIFFERENT MARKETS, THE MARKETS WHERE WE CAN GO IN AND THESE COUNTRIES ARE TARGETING MANY STATES THAT VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP?>>NO, THESE ARE SMART POLITICAL PEOPLE, THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE DOING, THEY ARE TRYING TO BULLY THE PRESIDENT THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING, IS THAT THEY POLITICALLY THEY ARE PLAYING A GAME AND WE EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE. MARIA: BUT ARE YOU PLAYING A THERE ANY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT BASED ON ANY REALITY IS THE PRESIDENT REALLY EXPECTING THAT? THAT’S WHAT HE TWEETED LAST NIGHT.>>I THINK THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE TOLD FARMERS HE WOULD DO. HE KNEW THAT THERE WOULD BE DISCOMFORT AND DISRUPTION AND RETALIATED AGAINST BECAUSE WE HAVE A SURPLUS IN AGRICULTURE, OUR FARMERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST PRODUCT NIF THE WORLD AND WE EXPORT MORE THAN WE IMPORT AND RETALIATION COMES. MARIA: REAL QUICK BEFORE YOU GO, SECRETARY, WHEN WOULD YOU EXPECT US TO HAVE A REAL REALISTIC PICTURE OF THIS IS GOING TO MY OUT. HOW LONG ARE WE GOING TO PLAY ME MÉXICO VERY SOON, RESTORE THAT PART OF CANADA, HOPEFUL THAT CANADA WILL SEE THE PRESIDENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT THIS AND THEY NEED TO MORE FAIRLY AND GET A DEAL WITH CANADA AND THEN MOVE ONTO HAVE CHINA AS WELL. WE THINK THERE’S DISCUSSIONS GOING ON WITH CHINA AND A LOT OF PRIVATE. MARIA: WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FROM THE EU?>>I THINK HE WANTS TO REMOVE THE NONTRADE TARIFFS IN IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AS WELL AS OTHER PRODUCTS, THE EU HAS A HUGE ECONOMY AND THEY ONLY IMPORT A SMIDGING FROM THE WANT AN PRESIDENT TRUMP SIMPLY WANTS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. AUTO IS A GOOD EXAMPLE. THAT’S THEIR JUGGLER. MARIA: WE DO CHARGE 25% ON LIGHT TRUCKS, RIGHT?>>THAT’S CORRECT.

Comments

  1. so wait a minute are there any checks and balances that guarantees that the people who are actually getting this aid are farmers… So we don't have money for healthcare but we have money for farmers

  2. You can't really believe a word these people say because they're the same people that said renegotiating NAFTA what happened fast and yet we still don't have a negotiated NAFTA deal so why should I believe that they're going to be able to negotiate a deal with Mexico when they haven't been able to negotiate any deals anywhere if you think about it what deals have they actually negotiated since president Trump became president

  3. The middle class is paying for this. Not only in taxes and the grocery store, but the higher prices on goods affected by tariffs. But mostly because our jobs are adversely affected by the higher prices.

  4. Listen to these fools, America can supply the whole world in agriculture if there was a fair trade deal.
    Hey you fucking morons, don't you think all the other countries want employment as well.
    Why would you expect every other country to rely on the USA for everything and not produce and manufacture to there maximum as well also.

  5. Its a war you have to fund the farmers as the wars are being faught. But once americans gave in china knows your weak point. Its shows americans cant take a hit. Those other countries are also funding those people whose business are being hit. The battle of atrition is starting who will give up first is the question.

  6. Countries shouldn't be forced to buy or sell agriculture. Not too many countries can afford to compete with large industrial and modernly equipped farms of the USA. Countries need to be able to protect their small farmers and strategic food supplies. Plus why should countries be forced to accept GMOs?

  7. I grew up in a farming community. The last thing any of them would want is a government handout, but Trump is now chasing his own tail on trade.

  8. Well,here it starts throwing money at a problem that didn't exist before the tariffs. This action is not going to bring back the markets the American farmers have lost to the trade war. What industry is next that will need subsidizes to prevent bankruptcies. We keep hearing it's all temporary and fair trade is right around the corner. In the meantime the American consumer faces higher costs or even unemployment. Great Plan!!!

  9. Called it… all TRUMPTARDS who don't understand simple economics. The sad thing is the long term now as a result of these tariffs will now occur. That means if you think the countries who were tariffed are going back to the US when the tariffs are gone are again to stupid to understand the US is not reliable. Love it US going down in flames HAHA

  10. STFU AND TAKE THE DOLE. NOBODY WANTS YOUR OPINIONS. TARIFFS ARE GREATEST. WINNING 2020!! HAVE SOME CHEETO TOO!!!

  11. I AGREE ALL FARMERS SHOULD HAVE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD… FARMERS DONT WANT WELFARE… A FARMER WANTS HIS BUSINESS TO PROSPER … AND TO BE PAID FOR HIS EFFORTS AND INVESTMENTS …THANK A FARMER FOR YOUR NEXT MEAL ..

  12. Funny….I thought Republicans hated bailouts and Weslth redistribution. They said thats why the Tea party rose and not as a racist reaction to Obama. Funny….they seem silent now.

    Drug test them lile they do the poor.

  13. Trade Wars Are Easy To Win
    Formers will be the biggest beneficiary
    How?
    Will the world stop importing from others and totally depend on US?

    Just be a little patient?
    If it is not won by 2018 just hold on
    If it is not won by 2020 just hold on

  14. Trade deficit comes about because others are working long hours and sacrifice their comfort to produce competitive price products which lazy people who dont produce, buy. To reduce the deficit is to start becoming innovative and produce products which other people will buy from you. Increasing tariffs are to increase the price of products which u need.

  15. Temporary aid, but US farmer loose China market permanently.
    Brasil and Russia will take over all soybean market in China.

    US government subsidize agriculture and farm products– that's a solid proof

  16. China has NOT been stealing. US businessses have voluntarily given away their IP in order to earn more money. If US wants level playfiels, they should stop subsidice the farmers and have huge tariffs on trucks, tobac etc. Why does americans believe all Trumps lies?

  17. This is just insanity. Tariffs aren’t the answer. Far too much pain for the average Americans. Not sustainable.

  18. Germany was reprimanded because she bought oil from Russia. Now that Trump who was eager to roll over and has his tummy tickle by Russia. What happen if Russia will to replace US in supplying EU and China, products which US export. Will Trump still be holding a 2 hrs 69 session with handsome Putin? May he will ask PUTIN to PUT IN deeper

  19. Woo-hoo! We just want a level playing field, so we can trade (((our))) fiat currency for (((their))) fiat currency!…win, win!

  20. Level playground, I assume, means no US tariffs on peanuts, tobacco or beef import? Not to mention no 25% tariff on SUVs, so finally BMW can bring production of Xs back to Europe. Ufff

  21. They say a bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush? Of course if your the farmer that grows the bush, then four and twenty black birds will Martha bake in the pie.

  22. You mean Leveled? As in perfectly flat so no side has an advantage over the other? Leveled, leveled, LEVELED!!!!!! AAAAHHHHHHH! sorry

  23. Still… The US LOST this trade war with China, EU, and other nations…What you give is what you get…This saying exactly applies to the US situation…Trump imposes tariffs, and his nation's economy suffers as a result…LMAO!!! 😁😁😁🌎🌍🌏>🇺🇸

  24. There's that old saying… you got to spend money before you make any…. Trump knows this… I would rather loss money then keep looking like an idiot and paying lots more then I should knowing I'm being ripped off… as China has been doing for years… in the end…. you'll see Trump has and is doing the right thing…. looking out for Americans….. not other countries!
    GO TRUMP MAGA…

  25. Media and Republicans: Affordable housing, Healthcare for all, free college tuition, immigration reform, etc. are RADICAL and EXTREME policies

    Media and Republicans: giving tax breaks to corporations and rich people (allowing Amazon to pay $0 in federal taxes in 2017 and keep hiring part time employees without benefits), spending about $20 billion on a wall, and increasing the budget for the PENTAGON to more than $700 billion (just to mention a few) are MORAL policies and good for the country.

    Let's not focus on the "isms" but compare the policies Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Bernie Sanders would like to implement and the policies Republicans are implementing already.

  26. I need a bailout to have a "level playing field". I worked all my life, day in day out, pay my necessary bills, electricity, water, food…live modestly, simply, paycheck to paycheck. Can you please send some my way?😢 I will watch the news later, have to head to work now…

  27. OK LISTEN TO THE FARMERS, Its not Canada fault it. Trump isn t listening. They over produce, Trump need to put regulations on milk production is what the farmers say. Trump is just using this to gain votes and giving the farmers money is just to win votes

  28. And as a small farmer we can’t even sell to our own neighbors 😡 it’s not just the big guys. Our government screws us all they way around.

  29. Looks like the Chinese have won big. This feat will be viewed by future generations as their greatest success stories. Not only did The Chinese turned the US into a socialist country, they did it with the republicans in charge.

  30. US can borrow from China if they run out of money.Or just print as much money from their printing machine as possible and let future Americans to bear the dire consequences. Short term gain is America’s forte.

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  32. In summary Trump picked a trade war fight with the world. He was banking on no retalitory tariffs back on the U. S . Essentially once the world called his bluff he was toast. Now the world will take a hit from the U. S sure, but the world is making new trade agreements without the U. S to mitigate it. The U. S is by itself ( maybe Russia and N.K) . Basically what happens now is Trump tries to make a deal on Nafta and or with EU and claim some victory on it. The countries that make a deal will let Trump think he is a great business guy and have his rally kinda like how you give a child a toy and let him go play. It is also possible that the world lets him twist in the wind longer .

  33. Running-mates Obama (D) and John McCain (R) Stimulus Package Bailed-out The Automobile industry AND had *Cash for Clunkers. AND MANY Others (D) Benefitted.

  34. The US is about to make a free trade agreement with the UK and once they have done that it could set off a cascading effect where free trade agreements among countries become the norm.

  35. Bankruptcy = 6 times
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    Trump tower Baku = Could be the worst failure

  36. Today if a farmer hasn't sold their product before the cow is bread or the seed is planted, they should be in agriculture!!!

  37. Here's the deal, if these deals aren't made now and the president buckles, all who are in this trade game can kiss any fair trade goodbye. Everyone wants to complain, where was the out cry when past administration bailed out the big banks, they said it would help the consumer in rates blah blah, it benefitted only the banks and ceos 😕 why don't business people and Americans who have lost whole towns because of all of this "fair and free trade"

  38. Has anybody looked at what "FAIR AND FREE TRADE " Has done to many towns here in the states? Try finding American made fabric at a store these days, travel and sight see places like mt Rushmore , want to buy a trinket to remember the experience ? Made in china, not the USA. Hot wheels car for a child, made in china, Doug and Melissa toys took pride in American made for a long time, couldn't compete manufacturing, now made in china.
    American people don't believe is slavery, yet unwittingly we continue to support slave labor of other countries. Please do some research, check out detroit, battle creek michigan just to start. Look up average wage of workers in Mexico, for those who work making kellogs cornflakes, for the current owners of that company who happens to be the new food conglomerate Mondelez Inc .

  39. wait I thought Republicans were against welfare? shouldn't the farmers tighten their bootstraps and help themselves? maybe get a better education or move like they tell everyone else

  40. The question I keep asking is, if not tariffs, then what is the alternative? To keep putting up with trade imbalances? To keep kicking the can down the road until China is too big to negotiate?

  41. the high tariffs on dairy only cut in after US quota for imports has been reached. In dairy alone the US has $500 mil surplus with Canada.

  42. Exactly you are giving fake news to the people because you are afraid of the november elections…stop saying stupid bla bla bla…

  43. Koodos to President Trump for his great fair & reciprocal trade deal today with the EU president. EU has agreed to buy huge amounts of both US soybeans and liquid gas. MAGA!

  44. The United States needs MEXICO to buy agriculture products under the NAFTA deals. Mexico is very capable to produce there own agricultural corps no need to buy from United States .

  45. In the end its the public that has to pay out of pocket for unfair tariffs mean while our government has let them put the screws to us. We have to pay high taxes so our government can fight over stupid crap like the Russian BS that cost us 1 Billion dollars to find out the Democrats lied about it . Then sale taxes we get to pay then we have to pay more so we can give free money away in the form of Aid only requirements for this is you have to be a country other than the USA. When are we going to get tired of paying everyone else's debts ' and worry about our own welfare of how we want to be free ?

  46. Trump said be patient!! How many times has trump been underestimated & slandered via media& elites swamp people! Each time they are proven wrong! Maria why do you sound like a whinney stupid media!! You're very irritating in this video!! Trump is the best President ever & majority of Americans love & trust him! Spot whinning! You're going to get hated if it keep acting ignorant!

  47. As long as there remains MANDATED NATIONAL RENEWABLE ETHONAL FUEL STANDARDS, where annually, farmers are subsidized with BILLIONS of TAXPAYER WELFARE DOLLARS where ethonal is FORCED to be bought and blended with gasoline — DESPITE THE FACT THAT ETHONAL DAMAGES ENGINES AND PROVIDES NO ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS, this notion of farmers not wanting SPECIAL WELFARE … is total bullcrap!

    HEY HYPOCRIT FARMERS: Give up these FORCED damaging fuel standards … and then MAYBE someone will believe you.

  48. Stop subsidizing farmers and you'll have an even playing field. The only reason US farmers can't make money in certain areas is because of over production. Don't become a dairy farm if there are already too many of them!. Poor choices don't deserve government subsidies.

  49. Sad how some people are so short-sighted that they'd rather be screwed for generations rather than experience some short-term pain. The US is the biggest economy in the world, there's no reason to accept the poor trade deals globalists set up to favor foreign countries resulting in a bankrupt US while enriching foreign nations.

  50. Look, it's like the US broke its leg and it healed incorrectly. It hurts like hell to rebreak and reset, but at the end of the day, you can run again. Right now, we can't run. The President confirmed what I figured he was doing. The negotiations with N. Korea and Russia are about food. Like he said, be patient, we're opening up new markets. The farmers need a little help to get over the hump. The sun is bright on the other side if the he's allowed to do what all successful business leaders do, gain leverage and explore new markets.

  51. how much of this is fact and how much is BS? I've heard so many different spins who knows what to believe

  52. I love it. The Trumplicans hate socialism but 12 billion dollars to the farmers to off set Trumps tarriff folly is perfectly fine. Gas lighting indeed.

  53. 01:36 Who is this Hillbilly prick that acts as if he has the vaguest notion of trade and economics.

  54. Trump: "Trade war is easy to win." Now the Orange buffoon is giving a $12,000,000,000(Taxpayers money) welfare to the farmers! Isn't that what we call socialism?

  55. Sure Flake, we all believe American farmers don't want hand-outs after years of taking billions in handouts for over producing crap GMO infused crops. Nobody wants that crap. If you cannot sell it…STOP PRODUCING IT!

  56. Sounds like the farmers dont know wtf they are doing as usual. Same idiots say "whats crop rotation" "whats a mechanized cucumber harvester". And the produce labor camps have less mechanization than the amish. They are the real joke 5 mansions 20 cars and the workers get barely enough to eat or they live 20 in a trailer. Yea thats what they call loving immigrants too.

  57. All the US wants is an UNFAIR advantage…over 60 Billion in unfair subsidiesfor US farms and dairy. Trump and this Perdue character are such morons.

  58. So what is plan B if China will not cave.
    We continue because China will surrender because they must.

    Yeah…. aka we have no plan B.

  59. Farmers want to pay 100 percent of crop insurance, don't want to be paid for taking land out of production, don't want their over production purchased by government production. Really?

  60. All I want is for everybody else to reduce all agricultural tariffs, quotas and supply management to zero and adopt all U.S. food production and safety standards. Plus additional $billions in subsidies. That is what we call a 'level' playing field. Level, but steeply angled in the U.S.'s favour! MAGA!

  61. Acutely, the farmers created healthy benefits for the people and society in that country. However, farmers also are an important structure for expanding and demand of the economic growth.

    American Agriculture and farmers is the backbone of the American Economy growth. Moreover, the products Made in USA are great and safe environment. Consequently, American people buy products Made in USA is contributed to American society, also help investment in health, your communities, schools, education, agriculture's.., and for the American future.
    Apparently, American bought and used products 'Made in China' is "Dead By China".

  62. I have just returned from a trip to the UK where dairy and poultry cost a fraction of the cost here in Canada. For example: 250 grams of well aged, premium quality cheese normally bought in a delicatessen in Canada for about $1.60. Same for 2.27 liters of whole milk. How about eight seasoned chicken breasts for about $4.80. Every time Canadians buy these products they are enriching the producers. Supply management SHOULD GO!!!!!

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