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Trade War Affects Soybean Market

China may eventually wane itself off American beans

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As the trade fight between the United States and China escalates, many agriculture market participants have taken comfort in the idea that China cannot fulfill its soybean needs without importing massive quantities of the U.S. product, reports Reuters.

But that situation only holds in the short term. Yes, as the worldโ€™s top buyer, China needs U.S. soybeans today, in a few months, and likely even next year.

However, it is not unreasonable for China eventually to wane itself off American beans in the longer term, which could have detrimental and irreversible effects on U.S. markets.

Read the full report here.

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