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China's role to the grains

Jeff Caldwell 01/19/2012 @ 3:13pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

China's Gross Domestic is higher than a lot of analysts thought it would be when the nation's leaders reported it Tuesday. But, it's still trending the opposite direction, and any larger hiccup in the Chinese economy -- macro or agricultural -- could make its way to your farm's bottom line fairly soon. So, what will happen if China slows down more? And, what will happen if it continues on its current growth curve?

"The 'slowing' of China's economy means the grain boom to China continues. Pure and simple."

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If China's growth does continue, can the nation -- or the world, for that matter -- keep up? One report this week showed "it is becoming more difficult for the world's most populous country to increase its domestic output after realizing its eighth consecutive year of grain production growth last year."

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