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Trade Wars: July 14-18

While most are busy gearing up for harvest or focusing on agronomics, must think about what a lingering trade spat might directly mean for a Canadian grain, oilseed and pulse farmer. Led by a 25% tariff on imported US origin soybeans, China is likely going to refrain from buying most US origin agricultural products. Think about what might happen into 2019. How will the world

shift trade flows away from or to US origin commodities?

substitute into other commodities or other origins?

add or lose demand, either outright or via substitution?

do so with futures or basis or both?

do it in a way with or without new government support programs? Example, will the US choose to implement new policy to subsidize US soybean farmers or will China do same but to subsidize importers?

alter 2019 acreage patterns due to shifted relative economics?

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