The grain sales stopped due to the uncertainty in terms of logistics, economic policy, prices, etc.
Input purchases for the next year’s soybean crop, in Brazil, are happening earlier and earlier.
Due to a drop in corn production, poultry farmers from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul plan to import corn from the U.S.
The major damage already done by NAFTA renegotiations may be the infrastructure for trade from U.S. competitors.
In Argentina, the early planted crops are nearing the harvest season.
The problem seen by experts is that there are still nearly 12.8 million acres to be planted, and 40% of this surface corresponds to northern Argentina.
Other than just fuel, hydrous soybean-based ethanol can go into perfumes, cleaning materials, solvents, and paints.
After Trump's threats to the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico, a buyer of several other U.S. agricultural products, promised to seek aggressively other sources for agricultural products.
Vietnam and Iran are also increasing their purchases of U.S. soybeans, this year.
Geographically, the safflower is limited to be planted in dry areas like California, the same happens in Argentina.