Kulm, North Dakota farmer and American Soybean Association director Josh Gackle says the trade agreement between the European Union and U.S. probably won’t change much of what was already in the mix of soybeans being sent. “It’s a hopeful sign that at least it’s a recognition more trade is better, but how that actually ends up working out is yet to be seen.” Valley City, North Dakota farmer Monte Peterson says the fact the U.S. raises GMO soybeans is a challenge. “Even though GMO is an issue within the EU, there has been a certain amount of GM soy going in to Europe for feed rations. They have been importing Brazilian soybeans that are also GMO.”
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