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China Cuts Soybean Import Forecast

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

China this week lowered its forecast for the 2018-2019 import season for soybeans due to the trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Farmers are reducing their use of soybeans in animal feed in China as China has placed massive tariffs on U.S. soybeans. Imports of soybeans in the crop year that starts on October first will be 83.65 million …

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China Predicted to cut U.S. Soybean exports

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

China’s exports of U.S. soybeans are expected to plummet over the next marketing year, according to the latest forecast. A soybean crushing industry executive told Reuters this week that China will almost entirely replace its soybean imports from the United States with Brazilian beans and other origins in the upcoming season. The latest forecast from China predicts Imports from the …

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Agri View: Tension Affecting Farm Exports

Dan Agri View, Exports/Imports, Soybeans

Everett Griner talks about how the tension of the trade war, and the tariff issue, has affected our soybean exports in today’s Agri View. Tension Affecting Farm Exports Soybeans are one of America’s largest crops. In total acreage it ranks right up there with cotton and corn. It goes without saying that imports are important. Up until recently China was …

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China Accepts U.S. Soybean Shipment with 25 Percent Tariff

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

China Monday accepted the 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, as a vessel waiting to dock for five weeks reached port and began unloading. The move marks the first shipment of U.S. soybeans to be accepted with a 25 percent tariff stemming from the U.S.-China trade war. China’s state grain stockpiling company accepted the shipment, even as government officials warned …

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Soybean Analyst Says China May Have to Buy More U.S. Soybeans

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

In spite of an ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies, China may actually have to start buying U.S. soybeans in the near future. A Reuters report says oil seed analysis organization Oil World, based in Germany, says South American countries can’t supply all the soybeans that China needs. China is the world’s largest soybean buyer and has …

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Soybean Growers Back in D.C. to Talk Trade Resolution

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Legislative, Soybeans, Trade

The American Soybean Association is back in Washington, D.C., just weeks after their July Board of Directors meeting. Grower leaders are meeting with officials at the Department of Agriculture and with lawmakers to talk over options for offsetting the long-term damage from China’s retaliatory tariff on American soybeans. John Heisdorffer, ASA President, says they know that President Trump is aware …

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European Union Agrees to Buy More U.S. Soybeans

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

President Donald Trump and European Union leaders announced they’ve agreed to work toward “zero tariffs” and “zero subsidies” on a wide range of non-automobile goods. The sides will also work to resolve U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum which are hitting the European markets hard. In a news conference on Wednesday, the President said the EU has agreed to buy …

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China Looking to Russia for Soybeans

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The world’s biggest importer of soybeans, China, almost tripled soybean purchases from Russia amid a growing trade dispute with the U.S. A Bloomberg report says Russia sold approximately 850,000 metric tons over the most recent twelve-month season. That compares to 340,000 tons sold during the previous period. China has already canceled several soybean purchases from the U.S. in anticipation of …

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Soybean Growers Talking Tariffs, Trade on Capitol Hill

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

American Soybean Association farmer-leaders from across the country are on Capitol Hill this week to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President John Heisdorffer says China purchases 61 percent of U.S. soybean exports, as well as 30 percent of the overall U.S. soybean production. “In short, trade with China matters and is …

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Soybean Farmers Can’t Replace Chinese Business

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

U.S. soybean exports could drop as much as 65 percent if the back-and-forth trade rhetoric battle between the two largest economies causes China to slap on retaliatory tariffs. Politico says that number comes from a soon-to-be-published report out of Purdue University. Earlier this month, China said it will put a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans if President Trump follows …