July 22, 2020
It’s hard to talk about soybeans without talking about China, which is by far the world’s No. 1 soybean importer.
The U.S. and China have undoubtably had a rocky relationship over the past several years. So far, China hasn’t matched pace on its phase-one trade agreement promises, but it has made some serious inroads in the past two weeks amid a flurry of large soybean sales reported on an almost daily basis.
Prices have moved higher, but perhaps not as much as some farmers would have hoped. The weather has had more than a little to do with that. We predict whether corn and soybean yields have a shot at making trendline yields this year, talk about the ongoing spate of volatile wheat prices and much more.
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About the Author(s)
Senior editor, Farm Futures
Senior Editor Ben Potter brings more than 14 years of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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