High-level trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. American Soybean Association Vice President Bill Gordon is happy the two sides are at the table. “We’re definitely hopeful; there’s still talking and that is good. They can move forward or extend deadlines to show good faith that they’re trying to get something done.” The traditional export season for U.S. soybeans takes place after harvest through March when the Brazil becomes the market of choice. “We’re hoping the world is so short of beans and they’ll still need our beans. It all could have less of an impact than what we’d think because the new crop is coming in Brazil.” Gordon farms at Worthington, Minnesota.