A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters
A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters

White House touts farm sales to China, but analysts cast doubt on the figures

  • Claims appear designed to appeal to a key US voting bloc just days before the presidential election
  • Analysis by Peterson Institute for International Economics shows that China’s agriculture purchases from US this year are expected to be about even with 2017

Topic |   US-China trade war
A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters
A corn and soybean farmer in Eldon, Iowa, in 2019. When running for president in 2016, Donald Trump enjoyed strong support from farmers. Photo: Reuters
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