Ag Trade: China Demand Fuels U.S. Farm Economy, as Federal Support Subsides


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Share Photo: U.S. Grains Council Financial Times writer Aime Williams reported on Monday that, “Donald Trump’s trade war with China left American farmers dependent on government handouts to survive . But China is now at the heart of a reversal in farmers’ fortunes , as booming exports and soaring food prices fuel a recovery in the US agricultural economy. “The US is on course to ship a record $37.2bn worth of farm goods to China this year, led by sales of soyabeans, corn, tree nuts, beef, wheat and poultry, the US Department of Agriculture has forecast . The sum is...