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USDA to Buy $12 Billion in Food to Support Prices

Touch the Soil News #1179 (Feature photo – USDA Seal – Public Domain) In an attempt to mitigate the backwash in the year-long trade wars with other nations, the government plans to buy $12 billion in food in December. It is no secret that the trade wars have hurt American farmers the most. But all this food must go somewhere. Plans are to take some of it and flood the nations food banks with volumes of food they are not used to at one time. Phil Lempert ( https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) provides more insight in the following video: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Government Support for Grow Your Own – Should the U.S. Take a Hint?

Touch the Soil News #391 The nation of Malaysia, interestingly, has a flag that is very, very similar to that of the U.S. This small nation of 31 million people (located between Australia and Asia), faces similar problems to first-world nations. Those problems being the cost of food and employment sufficient to buy food. The U.S. has more people food-insecure (between 45 and 50 million) than the entire population of Malaysia. Malaysian flag – unusually similar to the U.S. Flag. Malaysia is officially fostering home-grown food and community development along those lines. Recently, the Malaysian newspaper the Star, featured an interview of Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek – Malaysia’s Minister…

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