Benjamin Yount; Metro News, Illinois
BLOOMINGTON, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Illinois exports about 60 percent of its soybeans.
Half of those go to China.
And China just slapped a 25 percent tariff on Illinois beans.
Soybean farmers across the state say they’re worried about a trade war with China.
Mark Albertson with the Illinois Soybean Association says Illinois is the nation’s largest soybean producer, and exports three-and-a-half billion-dollars worth of soy each year.
He says the Chinese buy a ‘huge amount’ of it