Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

exclusive | In 2012, this Iowa man hosted Xi Jinping. Now Donald Trump’s trade war is hurting his soybean farm

  • By June, when Trump’s tariffs elicited a tit-for-tat response from China, US exports of soybeans to its largest market had fallen to 500,000 tonnes
  • In November, China’s imports plunged 38 per cent from a year ago to lowest monthly level in two years

Topic |   US-China trade war
Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
Mark Catterton driving a John Deere Harvester during the fall harvest on his soybean farm in Owings, Maryland on October 19, 2018. Most of Maryland's soybean crop is consumed in the state. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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