6:27 [Global Times] (E)
Thanks to the US-launched trade war, China is turning to Russia for soybean supplies. Some American farmers consider this to be a temporary plan to fill the gap left after China curtailed imports of US soybeans, but those people may be deeply disappointed by the result.
21:58 [The Economic Collapse] (E)
U.S. farmers have never experienced a year quite like this. During the first half of 2019, endless rain and unprecedented flooding were the major problems. As a result of the incredibly wet conditions, millions of acres of prime farmland didn’t get planted at all, and tens of millions of other acres are going to yield a lot less than usual. Even without anything else happening, we were going to see farm bankruptcies soar to absolutely crazy levels, but now the Chinese government is essentially cutting off U.S. agricultural imports.