Article Photos: AP IMPACT: China surpasses US as top global trader 11/31

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, DEC. 3. - In this July 14, 2012 photo, farmer Raul Medina takes soybeans out of a tube to test its moisture before transporting it for sale at a farm near Pergamino, Argentina. China is the leading buyer of Argentine soybeans, with most of the country's fertile land nowadays covered with the crop, its principal export. As Chinese ate more pork, fried chicken and hamburgers, increasing the demand for soybeans to make cooking oil and feed for pigs and cows, cattle ranchers in Latin America turned grazing land into fields of soy, a crop few in their region consume. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)