Hayes: China buying massive amounts of US ag products

April 22, 2021

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, distinguished professor, was interviewed for an April 21 Iowa Capital Dispatch story, "Experts: China boosts U.S. ag exports, sales on record pace."

“I think the big surprise has been that China has been purchasing massive quantities of corn, beans and pork,” Hayes said. That is in part because China is losing 2% of its cropland a year and its corn stocks “have fallen tremendously,” he added.

After battling African swine fever, the Chinese are in the market for more pork, and markets for the meat are expanding in Vietnam and the Philippines, Hayes said. 

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