China is hardly buying any U.S. soybeans thanks to the ongoing trade dispute. But as China grapples with a major disease outbreak, there’s a possible silver lining for farmers here.
African swine fever has led to the deaths of at least a million hogs in China, a country that eats a lot of pork.
To meet that demand, China may need to import more U-S pork.
The U-S has the capacity to raise more pigs, and those animals would eat some of the soybeans that China isn’t currently buying.