USA - Rain and early snows delay harvest in latest blow to farmers

Excessive rains and an October snowstorm have stalled the harvest in the U.S. grain belt’s northern tier, one more blow to farmers already struggling with the effects of planting delays and a trade war that has pressured commodity prices. The corn and soybean harvests are especially delayed in North Dakota and Minnesota – precisely the states suffering the most from the U.S.-China trade war due to their reliance on exporting to Asia through West Coast ports.