Farmers

Government, Business, Logistics

China Is Said to Plan to Buy US Corn as Soon as January

Corn Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Chinese officials are preparing to restart purchases of American corn as soon as January, another sign that the Asian nation is working on a lasting detente with the U.S.

Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018
Government, Business

No Rejoicing at US Farms Until Trump Trade Truce Pays Off

Soybean Harvest Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. farmers are pleased that President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a trade truce, but they’re not rejoicing just yet. That won’t come until they see ships full of their soybeans headed to China.

Shruti Date Singh and Jeremy Hill | Bloomberg News
December 4, 2018
Government, Business

Farmers Have Little to Cheer From China Trade Truce, So Far

Soybean Field Soybean field. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For a soybean farmer in Iowa or Illinois, it may be premature to celebrate the ceasefire in the trade war between the U.S. and China.

Alfred Cang | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2018