US soybean exports to China down 94% because of Trump tariffs.

President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policies have led to a 94 per cent cut in US soybean exports to China, forcing farmers in America’s midwest to stockpile crops and hope relief comes before the rot. After decades in which American soybean farmers were able to build considerable business by selling a huge share of their crop to China, farmers across the US are seeing the largest market destination for one of the country’s largest crops drying up. American soybean sales to China have dropped 94 per cent compared to last year’s harvest. Much of those soybeans went towards feeding Chinese livestock including pigs and chickens — and the Chinese are simply looking to other partners to fill that void.