There is plenty of nervousness over how the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China will continue to affect North Dakota farmers.
Soybeans have been hit hard as international markets are compromised because of trade negotiations and tariffs to countries that traditionally are big buyers of North Dakota soybeans. China is the biggest buyer of U.S. soybeans, so tariffs have affected markets state growers have come to rely on.
Farmers are the eternal optimists. Otherwise, what is the point of farming? asked Colfax farmer Scott Gauslow Tuesday morning as he helped host 17 Philippine soybean buyers at Colfax Farmers Elevator. The delegation then made their way to a nearby farm owned by Vanessa and Paul Kummer to see the growing process.
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