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FOR GOD’S SAKE UNCLE SAM, GIVE US A BREAK

Editorial
Posted by Editor (Wendy) on May 25 2016 at 3:00 PM
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For decades our local pig farmers suffered heavy losses every year, as they were advised to produce in an unbridled import regime, where imports from the USA, especially around Christmas time, when hams are popular, until the Pig Farmers Association of Jamaica and the Government took a stand to achieve self-sufficiency in pork production locally, while restricting importation of the popular meat.

For the past two years, Jamaica has not had to import pork, the farmers are now finally recovering some of the millions of dollars they have lost over the years, only now to be told by Uncle Sam that it wants a piece of our market, despite selling us the chemicals, equipment and feed and subsidizing its farmers.  Yes they now want to compete against the same farmers who must buy their inputs.  That’s Uncle Sam for you!

Remember Haiti was once self-sufficient in rice production until Uncle Sam put a stop to it, now the poor country cannot recover, Obama, we love you, but it is so easy to despise your country, my God!

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