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 With the rise of China and its growing middle class of 300 million people, Iowa is finding that its commodities are in greater demand than ever before. As an agricultural state that relies on exporting commodities, Iowa is looking to build relationships that will help it gain better access to the Chinese market. While many often perceive China's rise as a threat, some US agricultural producers have found the opposite to be true: China's growth has provided new opportunities for America.

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