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By JuneCarter
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Ivanka got boo/hissed in Germany while defending her father's stance on respect for women.

Explain to me again why she's representing the United States overseas? German trademarks?

So anyway, be prepared for President Loco to drop a bomb on them .
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By norton
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After railing against money in politics during his first major post-presidency speech in Chicago, former President Barack Obama will receive a $400,000 payout to speak to the same Wall Street ‘Fat Cats’ he slammed during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, reports Fox Business.

Obama will speak to a Wall Street conference hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, LP later in the year for a negotiated fee of $400k -twice the speaking fee of his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton- according to people familiar with the contract.

The event will focus on insurance markets and the healthcare industry.

The revelation will likely stir up controversy for Obama, who took a much different tone earlier in the week when he blamed money in politics for the current atmosphere in Washington.
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By JuneCarter
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No, no controversy because he's not the president anymore.

So Trump's summer whitehouse can't/won't find Russian agent Flynn's incriminating forms.
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But Canada is evil.. :roll:

Lumber and milk prices are going up?
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By eriknben10
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That should spur the sales of homes sitting empty and save a few trees. I like it!

The milk farmers are going to need adjust their output instead of dumping it down the drain as they have been doing. I see the price of milk falling once they get rid of those players that continue to inflate the prices, Canada being one of those players.
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By JuneCarter
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The B.C. dairy industry is losing millions of dollars in business because of consumers heading south of the border to buy their dairy products, says an industry spokesman who is urging Canadians to buy closer to home.

Dave Eto, executive director of the B.C. Dairy Association, said between three to seven per cent of the annual provincial revenue is being taken away because of British Columbians taking advantage of cheaper U.S. dairy prices, which can be 50 per cent lower.
Eto says the reason B.C. milk has a higher price tag is because its American counterparts are heavily subsidized.
"In the United States, over 50 per cent of the input costs that go into producing a gallon of milk are covered by people's taxes. In Canada that's not the case," he told CTV’s Steele on Your Side.
But while U.S. farmers receive heavy government subsidies, Canadian farmers are part of a supply management system, which puts a quota on how much farmers produce and limits the amount of foreign milk imported into the country.
With higher prices and a close proximity to the border, many B.C. residents can’t afford not to shop in the U.S., says Bruce Cran, President of the Consumers Association of Canada.
"Why would you pay $6 a gallon here when you can pay $3 a gallon for milk across the line?” he said.
"I wish we could buy it at home, but I think this has reached the stage where something has got to be done about this, otherwise Canadians will be buying most of their daily purchases across the line if they can.”
Fifty-seven-per-cent of 800 British Columbians polled online by Angus Reid Public Opinion said Canadian milk is overpriced and it makes financial sense to shop in the U.S.
Almost half – 49 per cent – said that they’d consider buying milk in the U.S. if they lived close to the border. That number jumps to 56 per cent when looking at people living in Metro Vancouver.
Surrey Farmer John Tamis, who has 60 milking cows on his farm, defends the marketing monopoly.
"As farmers, we have no control on what we're paid for the milk,” he said.
Tamis, who operates Lindrian Farms, argues that B.C. milk is healthier and herds are smaller. By law, dairy products in Canada cannot contain hormones or antibiotics. That's not the case in the United States.
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By eriknben10
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American farmers have purposefully poured out more than 43 million gallons’ worth of milk due to an excessively abundant supply of the dairy product in the county.

The farmers dumped the milk in fields and manure lagoons or used it as animal feed, in the first eight months of 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The massive amount of milk—enough to fill 66 Olympic swimming pools—is the most wasted in at least the last 16 years, according to the newspaper.

Read More: Why Millions of Gallons of Milk Are Being Thrown Out

The U.S. has been dealing with an enormous milk and cheese glut. It prompted the USDA on Tuesday to offer to buy $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has “reached record levels,” the department said in a news release.

The excess follows a shortage in the country two years ago which led dairy producers to expand their operations.

Market prices for milk have plunged 36% on average since prices hit records in 2014, according to the WSJ.
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By Phaedrus
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Trump rightfully campaigned on wanting to help the rural economy. The way to do that is not to have fewer producers. The way to do that is to have numerous family farms. The only way to support numerous family farms is either through supply management or income subsidies. The former is better for eliminating over-supply and land resource management. With supply management there would not be the boom and bust cycle that E&B posted.

British Columbia is not where the voting power is. Quebec and Ontario is, and there is no way the Canadian government, and Trudeau in particular, is going to thumb his nose at Quebec dairy farmers.

Agriculture has always been more protected in trade deals everywhere in the world because most countries understand the importance of a strong rural economy. Unfortunately, we seem to know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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