American Soy Farmers Get Boost from Post-Trade War Export Boom



Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg

American soybean farmers who were hurt three years ago by then-President Trump’s trade war with China, which is the world’s biggest buyer, are finally reaping the benefits.

Overseas shipments of soybeans and soy-based products during the just-completed 2020-21 season reached an all-time high of 74.76 million metric tons, according to an industry analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

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