Why We Trade

Corn and Soybeans

Minnesota’s soil and climate allow us to grow crops like corn and soybeans. Some countries buy these Minnesota crops to make tofu and tortillas. Farmers in other countries buy Minnesota crops to feed their cattle, pigs, and chickens. Some crops, like bananas, do not grow in Minnesota. These crops need warmer temperatures. We buy these crops from other countries. We are all better off because everyone gets the food they want. The farmers earn money for their work. Everybody wins!


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