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America’s Farm Belt Looks Safe From Latest U.S.-China Spat

  • Vilsack to speak with Chinese counterpart Monday night
  • ‘The bottom line is China needs to buy a lot of grain’
Corn Harvest As Futures For Delivery Gain
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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High-level talks between Beijing and Washington may have broken down into bickering, but American farmers are still selling boatloads of corn to Chinese importers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced almost 4 million metric tons of corn sales to China last week. That’s on top of 5 million tons sold in January and February, or more than five times the amount a year earlier.