EU Farmers Worry US Trade Deal Will Stop Them Bringing Home the Bacon

 

by Catherine McBride, Briefings for Britain (UK)

25/06/2020

 

In yet another last ditch stand, the Remainer undead are trying to scupper a US UK trade deal by alleging that US farming standards are inferior to the UK’s, and that UK consumers are too stupid to make decisions about what food they want to buy. They have even proposed that the Government should add tariffs on agricultural imports of 60% to protect a handful of UK Free Range pig farmers even though the UK imports 40% of its pork. Theses protectionists have also failed to explain why it is fine for the UK to produce most of its own pork in feedlots and for the UK to import pork from EU feedlots but not from US feedlots.

 

Last week the Financial Times became the EU pig farmers’ useful idiot by writing a story about one of the very few free range pig farmers in the UK and purporting that this is a typical British farmer who will be unable to compete with big US mass produced pork. While this blatant propaganda piece is obvious to anyone who knows even as little bit about UK farming, the FT has identified a key reason why any trade deal between the UK and the US will be difficult: so many of the UK’s twittering classes know nothing about how their food is produced yet all of them firmly believe that UK food is produced to ‘some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world’. The operative words being ‘some of’.

 

Some of the facts you should know about UK pig farming ...

 

Some of the facts about EU pig farming ...

 

Some facts about US Pig Farming ...

 

Competition and choice in farm products ...

 

Trade and protectionism ...

 

UK production, cheaper imported pork, expensive exports and Chinese Swine flu ...

 

World Price Comparisons ...

 

Consumer Choice ...

 

Consumer action groups and the misunderstanding of farming practices ...

 

Conclusion ...

 

more, including links, charts  

https://briefingsforbritain.co.uk/eu-farmers-us-trade-deal/