Sen. Grassley: China will always have to import ag goods

A bipartisan group of Senators is visiting China this week to discuss rising tensions.
The delegation plans to ask Chinese leaders about human rights violations as well as concerns related to global competition.

Ag stakeholders are concerned about ongoing uncertainty with tariffs. Senator Chuck Grassley says that China will have to import ag goods because they cannot grow enough to feed their population.

“The future of China having to export foodstuffs into their country is real, whether it’s from the United States or from Brazil or someplace else... It’s just a fact of life that they’re going to have to import food and that’s beneficial to American agriculture and will continue,” the Senator explains.

He adds that China cannot afford to not have an adequate amount of food supplies because they would have a revolt pretty easily.