There has been a lot of talk about our meat packers building capacity in Canada. I don't think Canada is the only place they are building capicity. Also think they have been building in Australia and South America. Maybe Tully is around and could give us a clue as to US meatpacking holdings in Australia. But the point I'm trying to make is that the packing industry is following the lead of many other multinational companies that have moved operations overseas. I was just driving by out CAT plant in Montgomery, Ill yesterday. They used to employ thoudands at good wages. I marveled at the huge parking lot being less than one fouth full during the first shift. The govt likes to put out statistics about all the new job creation that drives this booming economy that Agman boasts about, but around here it seems like they are mostly shoe shining and check out clerk jobs. With the technology we have now, these jobs are unskilled low paying jobs that don't take in enough to pay off Uncle Sam's multi trillion dept. Yes Agman I sound negative, but if all our industry is moving out of the country, and it's not just packers, how are we going to pay off the dept? We absolutly have to be able to balance trade and have a solvent govt. or we can't support our welfare system. Meat packing companies setting up operations outside the country is just a fraction of the great sucking sound Ross Perot warned us about years ago. Incidently not all farmers like our corporations running the show and squeezing them out. In Brazil now according to Yahoo news there is a huge demonstration to protest injustice that American Corporations are inflicting on family farmers there. If the whole world decides that our Corporations are a bunch of greedy businessmen bent on squeezing out the little guy just exactly where is that going to leave us. I think this South American resistance to CAFTA is very interesting. They want to give us the boot and take all our potential customers. So if Canada wants to do that they won't be the only ones. I can't really blame any of them. But my only question is where does that leave us?