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U.S. Corn, Poultry `On Table' During China Talks, Perdue Says

  • More soy buying may come quickly, agriculture secretary says
  • Pork won’t be a ‘major component’ of trade-deal discussions
Operations During Corn And Soybean Harvests As New Nafta Secures Some Exports
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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China is expected to make its next round of American soybean purchases “relatively quickly,” while corn, ethanol, beef and poultry also have been part of trade discussions between the two countries, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

China on Friday committed to buying an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans, a sign of progress on trade talks between the nations. Exports of U.S. agricultural goods to China have fallen precipitously since the trade war and subsequent tariffs between the two countries ratcheted up over the last year.