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How Trump's Trade Fight Risks Upending Global Agriculture Flows

  • About 70% of U.S. exports go to nations involved in disputes
  • U.S. soybean shipments to China could drop by $4.5 billion
Lecureur Grain Shipping Operations at Port of Rouen
Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump could be about to reshape what global agricultural commodity trading will look like in the years to come.

The trade fight he’s picking with nations from China to Mexico has already roiled food markets, and will escalate further if he slaps tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods as planned on Friday -- something the Asian country has vowed to retaliate against.