Ahead of this week’s trade negotiations, China apparently made some U.S. soybean purchases. Due to the government shutdown, there won’t be any official confirmation, but soybean shipments have apparently been shipped out of the Pacific Northwest. “It could be anyone, but there are only so many anyones that can afford to buy as much grain as China does,” said Tommy Grisafi, risk management advisor, Advance Trading. “Other countries come in for a little bit and China comes in for big bits. We work with 600 elevators in the country and we have the opportunity to talk to a lot of people that are involved in these transactions.”
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