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China, European Trade Missions Cancel Visits

Soybean farmers in North Dakota were expecting 16 trade delegates and big orders to come from meetings

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Delegations from China, India, Italy and Spain that were supposed to meet with North Dakota's bean, pea and lentil growers in September have canceled their visits because of trade tensions.

CNBC reports the moves come at a crucial time for American farmers, who use these annual visits to fill orders right after the harvest and make new business connections.

The trade fears eased somewhat last week after China said it would hold a fresh round of trade talks in Washington later this month, but the damage may already be done to this year's crop exports.

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