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(KETV)  Firefighters said they’ve recovered a man’s body from a grain elevator north of Fremont.

Dodge County deputies say employees with Interstate Commodities Inc. called for help around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, saying an employee went into the grain elevator and did not come out.

The grain and feed ingredients company is near Hwy 77 and County Road T.

Rope teams from the fire department and Central Valley Ag worked from the bottom and top of the elevator.

Investigators have not released the man’s name.

MULVANE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 39-year-old man has died after becoming trapped in a grain truck in southern Kansas.

WIBW reports that Sedgwick County deputies say the man was in the back of tractor-trailer that hauls grain and somehow became trapped.

Crews were called to a grain bin near Mulvane Friday afternoon, after reports that a man was not breathing. He was dead at the scene.

Mulvane is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Wichita.

The man’s name was not released.

Negotiators from the United States and China will meet face-to-face next month. Chinese officials told reporters Thursday the agreement was reached in a phone conversation this week.

China’s Vice Premier visited over the phone Thursday morning with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Following the call, China announced negotiators plan to travel to Washington next month for high-level talks, and will continue consultations through September ahead of the meeting in October.

The announcement from China comes as President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office this week that China wants to reach a deal with the United States. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has yet to confirm the planned October meeting, but did say discussions will take place in the coming weeks.

The tit-for-tat trade war with China has dropped U.S. ag exports to China from more than $20 billion in 2017, to $9 billion last year. A breakthrough in negotiations would be welcome news for agriculture.