For the next three days, the Quad Cities will be the hub of the global soy bean industry.
More than 130 importers of soy from around the world will meet with domestic exporters as part of an annual summit.
Soybeans are one of the United States' biggest cash crops,
Bringing in $12 billion every year, and that's just to China.
Organizers say it's important to maintain that steady relationship.
"When you look at a soybean field in Iowa or Illinois, every 4th row is exported to China and every other row is exported to another country," says Paul Burke, Regional Director of the U.S. Soy Bean Export Council. "50% of the value of that field comes from the export market."
The trade exchange event runs through Wednesday at the River Center in downtown Davenport.
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