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Post time 2011-3-31 12:50:57 |Display all floors

When farming/rural incomes starts to exceed

............assembly industry wages. The flow of citizen from rural hukou to urban hukou will slow down.

It's only a matter of "IMPROVING ACCESS" of urban facilities in the rural economy. And clearly with "affordable fuel, motor vehicles" - eg. a BYD car cost only Rmb30,000. - easily affordable by the rural citizen in a short time. But it's more likely rural people would prefer LIGHT PICKUP TRUCKS as their careers means they need TRANSPORTATION vehicle as main vehicle, and the sedan as the 2nd car!

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Post time 2011-4-1 12:47:14 |Display all floors

Reply #12 cataphract's post

In actual effect, the American economy is in severe "crisis" of operating at under capacity (compared to Chinese farms)!

Out of the 150 million hectares of land, some 20 to 30 million are abandoned or underutilized. -with only an estimated 120 million hectares actual active producing the odd 350 million tonnes grains! Of the remainder, due to lack of farm workers, it's been operating "increasingly" only on "industrial agriculture" basis - capable of producing only "non 3D farm produce". This explains the "falling exports" of American apples, oranges, grapes etc.

The American economy now is dependent not only for HYPERMARKET products that supports it's working, 3D entry level workers - it's also dependent on China for OEM products, and from China, Nederland, Germany, Brazil, Africa, Oceania for specialty food that is used in American Middle Class owned gourmet restaurants.

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Post time 2011-4-1 12:51:22 |Display all floors

Reply #12 cataphract's post

Your data indicates USA wheat production 36 mil Hectares x 8+ tonnes yield = 288 metric tonnes?

wow!
Where are you selling the "grain"?

ha ha ha

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Post time 2011-4-1 13:12:14 |Display all floors

Global trade in Food Grain, and Feedmeal Grains

..........seems to be around 50 million tonnes in Rice, Wheat and the key "Protein" Feedmeal grains - corn, soya is about 150 million tonnes with USA contributing most of the "Corn exports"!

In 2010, India "self sufficiency" in grain was history - it imported 10 million tonnes of rice, wheat!

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Post time 2011-4-1 13:14:48 |Display all floors

Lack of Rural worker/Farmer in USA

..........is the main cause of "abandoned" farms problem in USA. The American economy is also unable to produce the diversity of farm produce due to the unpopularity of rural life, lack of modern facilities in America's sleepy villages!

In 2010, the American government reports some 20 million shipments of food produce to it's ports, airports. Probably a huge part of the American Restaurant guild, Gourmet food stores, Supermarket guilds now depend on imports - not due to shortage of land, BUT lack of workers!

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Post time 2011-4-4 13:42:19 |Display all floors

Making China village life more pleasant

.........and less "3-D" like, avoiding the "American disease".

Farming is a respectable trade, and many middle class families can be created on INTENSIVE farming of valuable produce with the suitable automation equipment. With lifestyle to match a city or suburban centre!

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Post time 2011-4-4 19:57:11 |Display all floors

China "intensive agriculture" Vs. USA..

Intensive agriculture is the primary subsistence pattern of large-scale, populous societies.  It results in much more food being produced per acre compared to other subsistence patterns.  Beginning about 5,000 years ago, the development of intensive farming methods became necessary as the human population grew in some major river valleys to levels beyond the carrying capacity of the environment using horticulture and pastoralism.  The transition to intensive agriculture was originally made possible by water management systems and the domestication of large animals for pulling plows.  This allowed farmers to get below the top soil to bring buried nutrients up to the surface.  It also allowed farmers to maintain much larger fields of crops.
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