Things are getting really weird.
The United States now owns a 1.39-billion pound surplus of cheese. Yes, cheese. That's a record.
The United States also has a 2.5-billion pound surplus of meat (poultry, beef, pork). That's also a record.
We have warehouses full of cheese, experts say, because American diary farms are producing record amounts of milk and consumers aren't drinking as much of it. (I'm doing my part, though.) And cheese will keep.
We have cold-storage warehouses full of meat because of -- drum roll, please -- President Trump's trade war. Grain prices have fallen, exports have declined amid the tariff battle between the U.S. and our export partners, and the meat is piling up.
Like I said, weird.
-- Phillip Tutor