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"Their diets and incomes have improved and they're going to see continued livestock expansion,bCrLf says Don. "That's going to take more corn and feedstocks and soybean meal to feed those herds. Add in they're losing ag ground to industrialization and a lack of clean water, and I don't think there's any way they will be able to grow enough corn for their own needs.bCrLf
It became clear to the Wyss family that Chinese agriculture has some significant barriers to efficiencies. For one, economies of scale hold back production. Typical farms there are a third to two-thirds of an acre, although some farms in the northwest are larger.
Now I'll be seeing some of this first hand, as I am leaving this weekend for
Along the way I hope to get access to this site to keep you posted on my adventures. I'm hoping to share some opinions and reactions from the American farmers I'm traveling with, as well as commentary from the folks we'll hear from at each stop.