US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP
US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP

In wake of coronavirus can China keep its trade deal promise to US?

  • US soybean farmers have planted this season’s crop but orders from their top customer are down in favour of the beans from Brazil
  • Pandemic-driven low prices combine with weak demand as Chinese livestock producers restock after African swine fever

Topic |   US-China trade war
US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP
US soybean farmers are worried China will not meet the promises it made under the phase one trade deal. Photo: AP

Corrected [6:55am, 17 Sep, 2019]

  • [6:55am, 17 Sep, 2019]

    Correction to second subheading to say Chinese livestock producers restock after African swine fever, not African swine flu.
     

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