“The U.S. has now slid into that No. 2 spot,” Hart said, referring to the rankings of soybean producing countries. “Brazil has taken the top spot and will likely hang onto it for some time. Farm incomes are going to struggle again this year. What’s going to buoy some of these rural communities is going to be the influx of cash that’s coming from the government support as opposed to coming from the marketplace,” he said.