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Leaders in the Delmarva poultry industry are happy that China is reopening to U.S. chicken after China banned the importation of U.S. poultry in 2015 following an avian influenza outbreak in the Midwest.

Last week, leaders from the U.S. Soybean Export Council, the American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board visited Chinese customers to reinforce trade relationships.

Global and U.S. economic prospects are weakening and the agricultural economy shows few signs of an imminent comeback, according to a comprehensive 2019 outlook report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division.

The replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement looks like a win for U.S. dairy farmers, but President Trump still has much to do to fix the trade mess he’s made.

From 2005 to 2017, ag exports to China grew from $5 billion to $20 billion. Soybeans account for 12 percent of that, making them the top farm export. Prices for the crop have fallen since the tariffs were imposed.