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China Will Buy More U.S. Soy in ‘Good News’ for Trade Talks

  • USDA says China commits to buying 10 million tons more
  • ‘Show of good faith by the Chinese,’ Secretary Perdue tweets
Soybeans are loaded into a truck at a grain elevator in Ohio, Illinois, U.S.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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China has committed to buying more U.S. soybeans, a good sign of progress on trade talks between the nations, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

“In Oval Office meeting today, the Chinese committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans,” Perdue said in a tweet Friday. “Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications of more good news to come.”