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Trump Says China Isn’t Buying American Agriculture Goods. The Data Backs Him Up

Operations During Corn And Soybean Harvests As New Nafta Secures Some Exports
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

In a tweet Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump scolded China for what he said was a failure to follow through on promises to boost agriculture trade.

While an export report this week gives some indication China is coming back into the market, a longer term data view shows purchases of U.S. soybeans have languished. Soy is the top American crop export to the Asian nation.