The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Kentucky soybean farmers harvested a record breaking crop last year, with 103 million bushels. That’s up one percent from the previous year. The increase was due mainly to more acreage, with 50,000 additional acres of soybeans planted across Kentucky last year.
But that record harvest is facing market forces impacted by America’s tariff and trade disputes, especially with China. Some Kentucky soybean farmers are storing the beans, trying to wait until market conditions improve.