Re: How our appetite for cheap food drove rural America to TrumpFrom: email@example.com
Jul 03 2017 17:46:13
On Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:06:53 -0400 (EDT), RS Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
How our appetite for cheap food drove rural America to Trump
Part myth, part truth.
Profit margin on say a bushel of wheat has decreased over the years,
plus equipment/etc costs has risen. As such, it takes more
land/bushels to compensate. Also, there are more international
players producing grains like soybeans/corn, which also affects market
US deficit spending has been the economic Grim Reaper. Imports have
reduced inflationary effects, which masks consumers' perception of
There are many variables involved in this equation. Grain/etc prices
based upon supply/demand tends to shape what happens the most.
Also, rural agriculture folks tend to vote for those who can boost
grain/etc prices, which generaly, has been Republican party..