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Stored Soybeans Could Spoil Before Trade Conflict Ends

At highest risk are beans stored in North Dakota

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Agricultural experts worry that millions of bushels of stored soybeans awaiting the end of the U.S. trade war with China could spoil before a settlement is reached, reports UPI.

At highest risk are beans stored in North Dakota. China's high tariffs on American soy has left beans in that region with nowhere to go but grain bins.

And if the trade dispute drags into the spring and summer, chances increase that those beans will turn moldy.

"That's not something that happens overnight," Ken Hellevang, an agricultural engineer at the North Dakota State University's extension office told UPI. "But over time, you can have major spoilage issues occurring."

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