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Minnesota Governor Working to Help Minnesota Farmers Feed the World; Noem Eager to Blow It Up

WNAX reports that Minnesota farmers had the lowest median income since the 1980s. Unlike Kristi Noem, who leaves South Dakota farmers with thoughts and prayers and no access to new markets, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz wants to do something:

I’m trying to continue to open up lines of communication with Mexico, Japan, the premier of Ontario, to make sure our trade deals are open and able to be accessed [Gov. Tim Walz, interviewed in “Finding a Fix to Falling Farm Income,” WNAX, 2019.03.28].

It must be nice to have a governor who’s more interested in fixes than photo ops.

Governor Noem spent yesterday enthusing over South Dakota’s deeper enmeshment in the military-industrial complex:

Oh well. People are always going to eat, but the Trumpist world, they’ll always want to fight, so I guess pinning our economic hopes on swords is as promising as pinning them on plowshares.


  1. Jason 2019-03-28 07:20

    How is Tim Walz going to fix the over supply of grain problem Cory?

    You live in a fantasy land where you think Government can “fix” everything.

  2. Jason 2019-03-28 07:24

    As for beef prices, why did the US Government allow the beef packers to consolidate to about 4 major beef packers?

  3. Buckobear 2019-03-28 10:00

    Oh well, maybe with the EAFB expansion us West River folk will get a Hy-Vee and a COSTCO.

  4. mike from iowa 2019-03-28 11:44

    Air Force Sucretary Heathen Wilson says the bombers should be in place by mid 2020s, just in time for next Dem potus to cancel this non sense.

    From Military Times- The service on Wednesday announced that Ellsworth, which currently houses B-1B Lancer bombers, was chosen as the “preferred location” for the B-21 mission. Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, a B-2 Spirit base, and Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, another B-1B base, “will receive B-21 Raiders as they become available.”

    “These three bomber bases are well suited for the B-21,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a press release. “We expect the first B-21 Raider to be delivered beginning in the mid-2020s, with subsequent deliveries phased across all three bases.”

    Last May, the service said it favored Ellsworth, Dyess and Whiteman for future B-21 operations because they already accommodate bomber missions.

  5. mike from iowa 2019-03-28 12:30

    Troll knows all those single farmers that grow enough grain to negotiate their own treaties with other countries.

    Wait. Isn’t there something in the constitution about who negotiates treaties with furriners?

  6. Jenny 2019-03-28 13:52

    Tim Walz is a very Paul Wellstone kind of guy. A very decent man that sincerely cares about people and has a big heart. Also a very staunch fighter for military veterans. MN is lucky to have him.
    He chose Peggy Flanagan, a native American woman that is a member of the Ojibwe tribe, to be his Lieutenant Governor. Minnesota represents all people, unlike South Dakota.

  7. jerry 2019-03-28 14:00

    Good news for Rapid City business as the wages will continue to be tamped down with more store closings. Part time jobs will increase to give us all the feeling of something, but the major store a month closing in Rapid City will continue. Latest to fall off the cliff or low wages Carter/Oshkosh by Gosh. Business cannot sustain themselves when workers are paid such low wages.

    Wherever you have a military base, you have economic stagnation as in Minot, North Dakota as a very close example.

  8. Greg Deplorable 2019-03-28 16:55

    Wonderful, probably will add to even more republican voters west river. Already a 100,000 advantage, why not bring on more.

  9. jerry 2019-03-28 17:05

    Hope so, we have what they deserve.

  10. jerry 2019-03-28 17:12

    That way, they can expect more of this. “Last year, farmers got less than 15 cents of every dollar that Americans spent on food — the lowest amount since the Department of Agriculture began tracking that figure in 1993.” They’ve got a way to go, but not to far before it starts to become unprofitable. At least with 15 cents, ya got three nickels to rub together.

  11. Roger Cornelius 2019-03-28 17:37

    West river republican voters like all South Dakota republicans are used to voting against their own best interest.

  12. T 2019-03-28 17:52

    Spot on was west river and couldn’t believe the kool aid I was offered.
    True believers the ag and cattle industry are soon to see a pot of gold.
    I came home and went back to work.

  13. jerry 2019-03-28 21:22

    Gnoem is a trumper to the point that they look the other way while we give Saudi Arabia the ability to make the nukes. These guys are the same ones that sent 19 Jihadists into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. What could possibly go wrong here.

    “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.”

    An observance or maybe not, how will we know that the stealth bombers are there if they are so stealthy? If we do see them, can we get our money back because they are not so stealthy? One thing for sure, Rapid City will now be a bulls eye for targeting, so there is that.

  14. mike from iowa 2019-03-29 08:41

    New bombers don’t arrive until mid-2020s and by then the entire state may have starved.

  15. mike from iowa 2019-03-29 08:43

    Looking at from a wingnut’s perspective, if all farmers fail then the state can make Ellsworth the size of the state and get even moar gubmint money for housing weapons of war.

  16. jerry 2019-03-29 09:02

    Old bomber grounded, B-1 has got some issues. Imagine one of these bombers you cannot see because it is so stealthy, coming down in your neighborhood. Yikes!! Thermonuclear is hard to spell, but really is, hot as hell.

    “Air Force Global Strike Command announced Thursday it has grounded the entire B-1 fleet due to safety concerns, marking the second time in a year that the long range conventional bomber has been stood down over issues with its ejection seats.

    The first stand down occurred after a worrisome failed ejection last year. All of the crew survived that incident and were awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for their efforts to get the plane safely down in Midland, Texas.”

    The B1 and the B21 are manufactured by the same bunch that does the 737 Max, so there is that. Is it outsourcing?

  17. JW 2019-03-29 10:17

    Jason; Same way as Noem and Daugaard did by traveling to places like China and Japan and negotiating deals to buy ag products with trade representatives from those countries. But then obviously you don’t remember the Noem self aggrandizing selfie on the Great Wall.

  18. Moses6 2019-03-30 13:18

    I got a check in the mail today I feel like Thune and Rounds, got paid and didnt do anything.

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