Why Tariffs On U.S. Soybeans Would Be Good For Brazil06:32
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Combine harvesters crop soybeans during a demonstration for the press, in Campo Novo do Parecis, in Mato Grosso, Brazil, on March 27, 2012. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Combine harvesters crop soybeans during a demonstration for the press, in Campo Novo do Parecis, in Mato Grosso, Brazil, on March 27, 2012. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

China is the largest importer of soybeans in the world, and the U.S. is one of the largest exporters. That means Chinese tariffs would be bad news for U.S. soy producers — but welcome news for soybean farmers in Brazil, also a big exporter of soybeans to China.

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with Wallace Tyner, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.

This segment aired on April 6, 2018.

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