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    FARMING BUSINESS TRENDS: TARIFF CONFLICTS IMPACTING MARKETS

    FARMING TRENDS ARE SIGNIFICANT TO OUR ECONOMY and the American people.  Every farmer should read this. You have our permission to copy and send it out.

    Agriculture is a huge business in the USA, billions and billions of dollars.  Thus trends in agriculture are important to watch. 

    I visited one of the largest dairy product marketing associations in the country several years ago during a particularly stressful period for dairy products. I was amazed when the representative told me, "We have expanded our hotline for dairy farmers because so many are troubled by the dairy farm economy."  Now here we are, years later in 2019, and we see that general farming is experiencing profit declines as profit margin narrow. Many farmers are again under stress, some looking for answers or solutions. As profit margins decrease, equipment costs increase, labor costs rise this is a critical time.  I spoke at a recent meeting of investors in New Mexico just two weeks ago, and a comment from one farm owner was:

    We at Boothe Global Perspectives see critical challenges for farming and farmers in the USA.  And this may just be the beginning of hardship unless significant changes occur.  We have found that even in difficult cycles, some farmers still prosper and excel.…

     

  • Aug 27, 2019 | Business  

    RECESSION DURING A RECOVERY? IT HAPPENED IN 1937

    A Recession After A Depression (how to avoid). By Ben Boothe, Sr. We all know of the stock market crash of 1929, the panic in financial markets, and the reasons. The Federal Government was shrinking the supply of money at the very time when liquidity was needed in the financial marketplace. Federal Reserve Policy is critical during times of recession or recovery...

     

  • Jul 26, 2019 | Business  

    U. S. ECONOMY SLOWING

    We at have repeatedly warned that there are emerging structural weaknesses in the United States Economy , and these are beginning to show. First, we agreed with the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco when their economists pointed out a negative or inverse yield curve where short term treasury notes were now yielding less than short term money market indicators...

     

  • Jun 19, 2019 | Business  

    Industry Trends 2019-2020 and Impacts on Value

    Trends and Impacts on Value By Ben Boothe, Sr. (Commercial Appraisals and Valuations) by trend research, appraisal data from

    Farming Industries: Farmers are seeing markets in flux with some agricultural prices are down because of trade wars, uncertain demand and unpredictable political leadership...

     

  • Jun 13, 2019 | Business  

    Tariff and Trade Wars Hurting Jobs, Economy

    Economists and financial observers like us at are watching the impact of job creation or job losses as a result of uncertainties and economic impacts of the "trade war" and "tariff battles" initiated by the White House. During the last 18 months of the Obama administration and the first 12 months of the Trump administration, we became accustomed to seeing growth of 120,000 to 250,000 new jobs per month...

     

  • May 30, 2019 | Business  

    GEORGIA AND LOUISIANA MAY LOSE MUCH OF THEIR MOVIE PRODUCTION BUSINESS

    DISNEY, NETFLIX, HBO ACTORS, PINEWOOD STUDIOS AND MANY ACTORS MAY NOT WANT TO WORK IN GEORGIA OR LOUISIANA ANY MORE BECAUSE OF NEW "EXCESSIVE" ABORTION LAWS JUST PASSED THERE
    This could bode well for the state of New Mexico, where Netflix has purchased a large studio complex in Albuquerque...

     

  • Apr 22, 2019 | Business  

    I'LL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A HAMBURGER TODAY

    From government to high-flying finance deals, I am reminded of Wimpy, a character of the old Popeye cartoons I used to delight in when a child. The place of my enjoyment was the “LAWS BROTHERS DRUG STORE” located in White Settlement, Texas. It was next door to my father’s Ben Franklin Store...

     

  • Mar 5, 2019 | Business  

    Evidence of Economic Impacts and Cost/Rewards from Tariff and Trade War Policies

    From the Publisher: We have been watching for a scholarly and non-political evaluation of impacts of the tariff and trade war policies. Finally, we offer two articles, one from Bloomberg Financial reporting of a study by reputable economists and universities, and another from the Huffington Post. We give them full credit...

     

  • Feb 11, 2019 | Business  

    FARMERS GOING BANKRUPT IN RISING NUMBERS, WHY? TRUMP POLICIES

    Our credit and thanks to Mary Papenfuss, writer of Huffington Post, for this article which confirms independent research of We have always believed in the "heartland," and American farmers represent the heartland of the United States of America. Therefore we watch the economic issues of farmers...

     

  • Feb 5, 2019 | Business  

    At Wells Fargo, a Saint Emerges (who understands what it means to be a good banker)

    Wells Fargo Bank survived the scandals of 2018 and hopes for better things for 2019. It brought some of the scandals on itself. But there are problems facing the bank in 2019. T he Federal Reserve has told the bank to stop growing. Many observers watched as CEO Tim Sloan was castigated publicly when Senator Warren demanded he be fired...

     

  • Dec 18, 2018 | Business  

    Alan Greenspan (Former Fed Chair) Says: "THE PARTY'S OVER ON WALL STREET"

    Credit to Washington (CNN Business), 12/28/2018 Alan Greenspan says the party's over on Wall Street. The former Federal Reserve chairman who famously warned more than two decades ago about "irrational exuberance" in the stock market doesn't see equity prices going any higher than they are now...

     

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