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  • dennis1
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    Originally posted by RON11 View Post
    You are right Dan. Last year I shared with everyone on AW about revamping my tie stalls rather than replacing them. I did have to replace the water pipes though. Because of tariffs the price on 1 inch galv. pipe went from $2 per foot to $3 per foot nearly immediately. The local hardware store , yes I did give my business to the small town hardware store , the owner searched everywhere but ALL steel pipe went up 50% both foreign and domestic.Seems when you raise the prices on one source you just gave the opportunity for the others to rape all customers and point to tariffs as the fall guy. Trade wars have NEVER accomplished the desired affect - EVER - in the history of the world. It always ends up being a death by self inflicted wound. Suicide .

    Nearly every economist warned of this except for a few cowards didn't have the guts to tell the emperor "You sir have no clothes !"

    sad .....the results of the tariffs AND the image of our emperor naked . Yikes !

    LMAO ronny, how many economist do you know who made their "riches" through private enterprise....betting you will have to say, what they have accumulated has been through
    the hands and eyes of "GOVERNMENT" funding, starting with their own wages/salaries.

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  • PERCY
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    I think you guys are missing a big part of the price game...Increase in your minimum wage. Gas and diesel prices get changed daily, but inventory products make big, infrequent jumps. Have you been to your parts counter lately? Implement dealers aren't selling their new rolling stock, so to exist they will raise other prices.Our economy IS booming, just not in rural ag.

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  • RON11
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    You are right Dan. Last year I shared with everyone on AW about revamping my tie stalls rather than replacing them. I did have to replace the water pipes though. Because of tariffs the price on 1 inch galv. pipe went from $2 per foot to $3 per foot nearly immediately. The local hardware store , yes I did give my business to the small town hardware store , the owner searched everywhere but ALL steel pipe went up 50% both foreign and domestic.Seems when you raise the prices on one source you just gave the opportunity for the others to rape all customers and point to tariffs as the fall guy. Trade wars have NEVER accomplished the desired affect - EVER - in the history of the world. It always ends up being a death by self inflicted wound. Suicide .

    Nearly every economist warned of this except for a few cowards didn't have the guts to tell the emperor "You sir have no clothes !"

    sad .....the results of the tariffs AND the image of our emperor naked . Yikes !
    Last edited by RON11; 05-22-2019, 11:26 PM.

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  • dan11
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    Wife went to town couple days ago . Got some groceries and a few farm supplies . She came home growling that the price of EVERYTHING had gone up . She started checking prices on things she bought and the same items she had previously bought , and she was right , most everything had a price increase .
    Makes me think these tariffs and tariff talk is just a good excuse to raise prices and increase profits for many businesses whether or not they are effected by the tariffs .

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  • choreboy
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    If you fix something yourself, its expensive, or should I say the parts are expensive. Here, if you go to the dealer, its now one six zero per hour labor rate. If I ever
    needed an incentive to retire, or become a mechanic, there it is. When I started farming in 69, shop labor was $10.00 per hour. Jr and I try to do everything ourselves
    now. ps, rained out, hauling corn. Basis widened nearly as much as the market went up today.

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  • dennis1
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    of course, there might be a couple who want to argue with this, BUT I can't Hear YOU !
    I am reluctant to say that food is the new weapon, because I believe it is pretty easy, throughout history, to identify where food was used as a weapon. However,

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  • dennis1
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    LMAO PERCY, someone must have done an efficiency survey and decided/found to many hours lost with one operator getting off and on chaining hook to eye bolt...




    Good idea, but I suppose the amount of space per weight is justified..


    lol

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  • PERCY
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    Ours were picked up at our JD dealer. They wouldn't let me have the fancy wood shipping crate, so I made them find a throw away pallet to set in the back of my pickup. They came in stacks of 25, with 20 of them cone down, and 5 cone up, so you could narrow up the forks and move them that way. the 1 3/4 centers made 2 thick washers bend pretty good.

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  • dennis1
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    GEEEEEZE PERCY....what model of antique disk blades did you have to go to? LMAO Was the shipping box completely wood or modern version of wood frame and cardboard lined?

    The last time we did a re-blade, the new ones were bundled together with eye bolts, heavier than most men normally attempt to carry without help..mechanically..

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  • PERCY
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    I was quite intrigued this spring when we ordered new disk blades to redo a Sunflower disk. We ordered them through The John Deere winter/ spring catalog. They are not made in China, Mexico, or Brazil; They are stamped Product of USA!

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  • dan11
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    So how is it bad to have tariffs on steel imports if it forces OUR mines to open back up , hire people , pay good wages with benefits AND , the product is better quality than the garbage steel we have been getting from over seas ? And that question applies to a lot of other products where we have let production leave our country .

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  • iadave
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    Sure honoring a deal is in China's vocabulary. they TALK about it all the time. Now the action part of that might be a different story!

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  • 4450
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    Yes but the economy was improving. Now look at it. That's Obamba's doing, not Donald.

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  • dennis1
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    When reading the article, how many let it sink in, 2015 the incomes were declining....THAT was BEFORE Obumer left office, BUT President Trump gets the BLAME for tarrifs,
    LMAO at the whiners.

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  • verbatime
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    China does not know what honoring a deal is. I don't think it's in their vocabular.

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