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Trump Says China Could Buy More U.S. Corn Than Thought Possible

  • American corn sales have been part of ongoing trade talks
  • China recently purchased U.S. soybeans amid temporary truce
The arm of a combine harvester moves corn on the Couser Cattle Co. farm in Nevada, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Family farms will rest their fate with President-elect Trump and a new Congress, which will be tasked with crafting the next farm bill, the trillion-dollar, twice-a-decade behemoth that sets farm subsidies and broadly shapes the day-to-day lives of farmers.
Photographer: Barrett Emke/Bloomberg
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U.S. corn sales to China have been part of the ongoing trade discussions between the nations, President Donald Trump said from the White House Oval Office Tuesday.

“These are not just, you know, let’s sell corn or let’s do this,” Trump said, referring to trade discussions. “It’s going to be selling corn, but a lot of it, a lot more than anyone thought possible,” he said, adding that the talks with China are “going very well.”