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    U.S. Consumers Will Pay 40% To 85% More For Fresh Tomatoes By End Of 2019

    It Is Being Projected That U.S. Consumers Will “Pay 40% To 85% More For Vine-Ripe And Other Fresh Tomatoes” By The End Of 2019

    It has been quite a year. In March, catastrophic flooding in the Midwest absolutely crippled thousands of farms and “as many as a million calves” were lost in Nebraska alone. Then in April we learned that African Swine Fever has wiped out “150-200 million pigs” in China. To put that in perspective, that is more pigs than the entire U.S. pork industry produces in an entire year. And now on top of everything else, the price of fresh tomatoes is about to go skyrocketing. But this time a natural disaster is not to blame. Instead, it is an action by the federal government that is going to cause us to pay much more for tomatoes at the supermarket. The following comes from USA Today

    Whether you consider it a fruit or a vegetable, prices for fresh tomatoes are likely to skyrocket.
    On Tuesday, the Commerce Department announced the termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico.

    The termination of that agreement will result in high tariffs being imposed on all tomatoes from Mexico, and researchers at Arizona State University say that we will soon be paying “40% to 85% more for vine-ripe and other fresh tomatoes”

    According to estimates from Arizona State University, consumers could pay 40% to 85% more for vine-ripe and other fresh tomatoes.

    Prices could rise 40% from May to December, according to the university analysis by economists led by Timothy Richards, the Morrison chair of agribusiness. During the cooler months, when there are fewer domestic supplies of tomatoes, prices could escalate up to 85%, according to the estimate.

    If you love tomatoes, this is obviously really bad news.

    Meanwhile, the heartland of America is being hammered by even more huge storms, and this is causing even more catastrophic flooding.

    ..........
    Obviously this latest round of severe weather is going to make things even worse for the thousands upon thousands of farmers that have been absolutely devastated by flooding here in 2019.

    During the catastrophic flooding in March, “at least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland” were covered by water for at least seven days. And as of just a few days ago, the Mississippi River had been at major flood stage “for 41 days in a row”.

    What this means is that many farms in America’s heartland won’t be able to produce crops at all this year, and many farmers have been so financially devastated by these disasters that they will never return to farming again.

    In the short-term, food production in the U.S. will be significantly below expectations this year, and prices are going to be steadily rising at your local supermarket.

    But it wasn’t necessary for tomato prices to rise. You can place the blame for that squarely on the Commerce Department.

    Looking beyond the short-term, we are moving into a time when food prices are going to become so painful that they will become a major political issue.

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    Oyardes tomato cost will remain the same as 2009 .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Oyardes tomato cost will remain the same as 2009 .
    Yep. Mine as well. Putting them in the ground next weekend, as the average last frost date will be past by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Oyardes tomato cost will remain the same as 2009 .
    Lol... Unless your water bill goes up... But you can offset that cost by donating your own humanure. Know what our best producer is out here in the southwest because of the high alkali soil? Freeking incredible, Overnight Zucchini go from one inch to two feet long, they grow so fast you cannot eat or give them away fast enough to keep them from becoming pithy. Just crazy production and growth with these. Tomatoes also grow fast but never get "sweet" like they should.

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    Lightbulb Grab 'em by the Tomatoes

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    Who says you can't tax your way to peace and prosperity?
    President Trump likes to grab 'em by the tomatoes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Oyardes tomato cost will remain the same as 2009 .
    Mine will cost me slightly less as the spawn is old enough to do some of the work now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Mine will cost me slightly less as the spawn is old enough to do some of the work now.
    I tried that... By the time the spawn got done with their homework everything had gone to seed. lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Oyardes tomato cost will remain the same as 2009 .
    Booo! Hissss! Self-reliance. Kill it with fire!
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    This is getting silly.
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    Since itsback showed me how to save water cleaning tomatoes I plan on offsetting the price increase
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    Picked up the first of the greenhouse tomatoes from the Farmers Market today. Didn't see a noticeable increase in cost.

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    A lot of city folks ain't going to like this but remaking this country into a sorta agrarian society might actually benefit us all. Industrial farming has hurt the character of this country's citizens. I look forward to tilling the soil and planting not just my own tomatoes but my own green beans, carrots and corn.
    Last edited by juleswin; 05-11-2019 at 05:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    A lot of city folks aint going to like this but remaking this country into a sorta agrarian society might actually benefit us all. Industrial farming has hurt the character of this country's citizens. I look forward to tilling the soil and planting no just my own tomatoes but my own green beans, carrots and corn plants.
    Used to have a garden every year. Last coupla years just haven't been up to it. It takes time to do it well. Which I don't have much of these days. But, I enjoy heading to the downtown farmers market and supporting local growers. Seems every time I go I catch up with someone I haven't seen in a long time. There's always some acoustic music. Except when the local Elvis impersonator is there. But, he's pretty entertaining in his own right. They are there twice a week so there is always something fresh on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Used to have a garden every year. Last coupla years just haven't been up to it. It takes time to do it well. Which I don't have much of these days. But, I enjoy heading to the downtown farmers market and supporting local growers. Seems every time I go I catch up with someone I haven't seen in a long time. There's always some acoustic music. Except when the local Elvis impersonator is there. But, he's pretty entertaining in his own right. They are there twice a week so there is always something fresh on hand.
    I know this may not have been his plan but if this bring people in the communities together then something good came out of it. There is more to life than abundance, cheap goods and ever increasing GDP numbers. It would be icing on the cake if this whole crisis leads to the rejuvenation of local sustainable vegetable industry.

    We grew vegetables and some cash crops back home and some of my fondest memories happened during harvest time when we all got our hands dirty to work on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I know this may not have been his plan but if this bring people in the communities together then something good came out of it. There is more to life than abundance, cheap goods and ever increasing GDP numbers. It would be icing on the cake if this whole crisis leads to the rejuvenation of local sustainable vegetable industry.

    We grew vegetables and some cash crops back home and some of my fondest memories happened during harvest time when we all got our hands dirty to work on the field.
    What happens when the first 200 people show up to get their free vegetables even though they did not help grow them at all, not leaving any or very few for those who worked their asses off to grow them?

    Jules... this is a very important question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    What happens when the first 200 people show up to get their free vegetables even though they did not help grow them at all, not leaving any or very few for those who worked their asses off to grow them?

    Jules... this is a very important question...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    What happens when the first 200 people show up to get their free vegetables even though they did not help grow them at all, not leaving any or very few for those who worked their asses off to grow them?

    Jules... this is a very important question...
    That never happens, just the opposite. The farming is not regulated and we are free to sell our excess to customers with non of the profits is taxed.

    You know just a few days ago, you said the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on this forum and since then, you have been a complete nuisance to me. What's up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I know this may not have been his plan but if this bring people in the communities together then something good came out of it. There is more to life than abundance, cheap goods and ever increasing GDP numbers. It would be icing on the cake if this whole crisis leads to the rejuvenation of local sustainable vegetable industry.

    We grew vegetables and some cash crops back home and some of my fondest memories happened during harvest time when we all got our hands dirty to work on the field.
    Very good example of what I have been trying to share for quite awhile now. Thank you. Why would you labor to haul water to plants and trees that will never fruit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    That never happens, just the opposite. The farming is not regulated and we are free to sell our excess to customers with non of the profits is taxed.
    I was talking about the folks that hear about free tomaters and expect them hell or high water., leaving you nothing left to sell and recoup your costs, let alone leave you enough to feed yourself from all your labor.

    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    You know just a few days ago, you said the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on this forum and since then, you have been a complete nuisance to me. What's up with that?
    Because my friend I do not follow a script. I am not a hard line anything, Pub, Lib, Libertarian, Independent none of them. I am an individual who finds only right or wrong no matter the source. I am a leader of self rather than a follower of anyone. And I try my best to be honest with myself and others and give credit where credit is due because I feel that particular stance on a topic was right and just. And if you happen to share fact and I think it is a good common sense direction I will back you up with my life if I have to. But if you are headed in a direction that endangers the future of my Grandchildren I will oppose you with the same polar strength of will.

    I don't dislike you Jules, I just dislike some of the concepts you champion here because they directly threaten my Clan. I don't hate very many people except maybe Obama, Both Clintons, and McCain. Oh, and my Mom.

    But I always try to be objective and give credit where credit is due without bias. Right or wrong, your choice my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
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    You know just a few days ago, you said the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on this forum and since then, you have been a complete nuisance to me. What's up with that?

    I thought I was the guy who said the nicest things about you? Maybe you didn't take it seriously, as I always say nice things about people, so maybe in your mind you watered it down a bit because of that fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I thought I was the guy who said the nicest things about you? Maybe you didn't take it seriously, as I always say nice things about people, so maybe in your mind you watered it down a bit because of that fact.
    Damn... I didn't mean to screw up a relationship man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    Damn... I didn't mean to screw up a relationship man...
    Some of my best friends are Nigerians. But I'll let you join that group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Some of my best friends are Nigerians. But I'll let you join that group.
    I would be then a Ninjun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I thought I was the guy who said the nicest things about you? Maybe you didn't take it seriously, as I always say nice things about people, so maybe in your mind you watered it down a bit because of that fact.
    I have no idea when you are being serious or just doing sarcasm. Yea, you said nice things about me but also said I shouldn't breed or that the reason why I came to this country was because of white women, those insults hurt. So yea, were u serious with the niceties or doing sarcasm with the insults? I really don't know.

    But lets stop derailing this thread. We going to wake up tomorrow with all our posts in a new thread sounding all gay.
    @ATruepatriot nobody expects free stuff from their fellow citizen, they generally wait for govt to steal it first. That way they don't get their hands dirty. Btw my day went to govt school all his life, the Nigerian govt scholarship paid for virtually all his school so maybe he owes our neighbours some of those vegetables. Just saying
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    Trust principles; not people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    I would be then a Ninjun?
    i have the perfect meme 4 that.... **sweats profusely** mu-must re-sissst..... muh...
    s'ok. i'm good.
    cheers.

    hi jules... you bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I have no idea when you are being serious or just doing sarcasm. Yea, you said nice things about me but also said I shouldn't breed or that the reason why I came to this country was because of white women, those insults hurt. So yea, were u serious with the niceties or doing sarcasm with the insults? I really don't know.
    Jules, in my generation if you are not being sarcastic and hard assing someone then they wouldn't know you actually liked them. Especially if you have ever been in the service, it is a mandatory show of love and brotherhood in the military.

    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    But lets stop derailing this thread. We going to wake up tomorrow with all our posts in a new thread sounding all gay.
    @ATruepatriot nobody expects free stuff from their fellow citizen, they generally wait for govt to steal it first. That way they don't get their hands dirty. Btw my day went to govt school all his life, the Nigerian govt scholarship paid for virtually all his school so maybe he owes our neighbors some of those vegetables. Just saying
    No he doesn't owe anyone anything. But if he wants to be a saint and share then he is a good person. But that is his choice alone and should not be expected by society or forced on him by government. This is when it becomes a socialistic culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    i have the perfect meme 4 that.... **sweats profusely** mu-must re-sissst..... muh...
    s'ok. i'm good.
    cheers.

    hi jules... you bro.
    I'll put up with a good kick in the rear if you want to. lol

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    #goyourown

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Used to have a garden every year. Last coupla years just haven't been up to it. It takes time to do it well. Which I don't have much of these days. But, I enjoy heading to the downtown farmers market and supporting local growers. Seems every time I go I catch up with someone I haven't seen in a long time. There's always some acoustic music. Except when the local Elvis impersonator is there. But, he's pretty entertaining in his own right. They are there twice a week so there is always something fresh on hand.
    Not to mention wildlife causing problems. Had a nice watermelon patch one time, but then, Deer.
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    This is getting silly.
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    It started silly.
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