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China made its largest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks, according to Allendale.

After Beijing said Chinese companies suspended purchase of American ag products, the latest export report is showing Chinses purchases of U.S. pork at its highest levels in seven weeks, Reuters said. The possibility is out there the purchases happened in the window shortly before the announcement, but it was considered a positive by Steve Meyer, an economist quoted in the article.

“Cofco International, the trading arm of China's top food company, plans to increase soybean purchases from Brazil by 5% a year over the next five years,” Steve Freed of ADM Investor Services said. “Cofco exported roughly 13.0 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds from Brazil last year.”


A plan by District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson to add 1.91 acres to the footprint for Nelson Heights Community Center was put on hold by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night after questions were raised about the amount of money to be paid for the property.