North Dakota Soybean Council Executive Director Stephanie Sinner says export demand for soybeans remains strong out of the Pacific Northwest. “We’re efficiently geared to move the big soybean crop as it comes off the combine and move it towards the PNW so it can hit the market,” explains Sinner. “China remains a big buyer of world and U.S. soybeans. The demand out of China for U.S. soybeans has been a little slower than this time last year. China is trying to recover from African swine fever.” Damage to ports in the south from Hurricane Ida also brought more business through the PNW. “No one is immune from supply chain issues. We’re starting to see the ripple affect across movement of goods. Bulk soybeans are moving as expected, but the container soybeans are feeling the immediate supply chain impacts.”
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