Trade War Brings Boom to Brazil, Gloom to U.S.
Brazilian producers' soy is fetching $2.83 more per bushel than beans from the U.S.
A growing trade war between the United States and China is re-ordering the global grains business, reports Reuters.
China has turned to Brazil to fill the U.S. supply void due to tariffs. Brazilian soybean exports to the Asian country jumped 22% by value between January and September, compared to the same period a year ago.
Brazilian producers are not only selling more grain, their soy is fetching $2.83 more per bushel than beans from the United States, up from a premium of just $0.60 a year ago, thanks to stepped up Chinese purchases.
Prices for U.S. soybeans, meanwhile, recently sunk to decade lows that farmers say are below the cost of production.
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