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China makes up nearly 20% of the world’s population. As a result, the country has led the demand for agricultural products for decades — but that trend may be changing. The government recently reported a population decline for the first time in more than 60 years. The one-child policy imposed on citizens for decades is fueling the decline and is predicted to do so for decades to come. China’s population could be as small as 494 million by 2100.

The population decrease could have ramifications for American agriculture in the future. However, current trends could impact the U.S. this year. According to the article, China’s demand for U.S. corn and soybeans has not met expectations for this marketing year.

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