Discussions surrounding corn and soybean markets, along with trade and tariffs, took center stage on the opening day of the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo. The soybean market is waiting for some movement and positive news towards China. “Because what we’ve found is soybean futures definitely react any time there’s something positive,” says Chad Hart, agriculture economist, Iowa State University. “The soybean market can add 30, 40 or even 50 cents very quickly.” In the meantime, Hart says many farmers are in a ‘wait and see’ mode. There are some reasons for optimism in the corn market. “Given where it’s at right now, I’m going to argue that prices are fairly strong. There are pricing opportunities in December 2019 corn.” Listen to more of the conversation.