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05 April 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Keep Falling
CHINA - Prices of agri-foodstuff fell for the sixth consecutive week in 36 medium and large sized cities in China according to monitoring by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). ...
04 April 2013
Crop Industry News from China Global Cotton Outlook Shaped by China’s Policy; Man-made Fibers Competition
CHINA – National Cotton Council economists say cotton's 2013 outlook will be influenced by China's policy decisions and continued competition from man-made fiber (MMF)....
28 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Could Dominate Soymeal Exports to South East Asia
CHINA - China has the potential to replace South America as the dominant exporter of soymeal to South East Asia, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
27 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China Working Together to Ensure Food for All
CHINA – In a panel discussion about food security at the China Development Forum this week, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Page said there is no need to fear a food crisis...
21 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Agrifood Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The price of agri-foodstuff in 36 medium and large sized cities in China fell for the fourth consecutive week last week (11-17 March) according to monitoring by the Ministry of Commerce....
14 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Oilseed Production Falls
CHINA - Total market year (MY) 13/14 oilseed production is forecast at 54.9 million tons from a planted area of 24.7 million hectares (MHa), both down 0.5 per cent and 2.2 per cent from MY12/13,...
13 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China Rural Reform Helps China Ensure Grain Security
CHINA - Despite annual increases in agricultural output over the past nine years, national lawmakers and political advisers still call for more measures to boost agricultural production and ensuring...
06 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China Price of Major Farm Produce Falls Further
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in 36 medium and large sized cities fell further last week (25 February - 3 March) compared with that of the previous week according to the Chinese Ministry...
01 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China MOA Leads Crackdown on Counterfeit Agricultural Inputs
CHINA - A special campaign of crackdown will be launched to prevent the production and sale of counterfeit agricultural inputs. The statement was made at a national video conference....
28 February 2013
Crop Industry News from China MOC Monitors Farm Produce Price Decline
CHINA - Farm produce prices in China's 36 major cities saw a general decline last week following the Spring Festival holiday, according to a Ministry of Commerce (MOC) survey....
26 February 2013
Crop Industry News from China Emerging Technologies Benefit Chinese Farmers
CHINA- Wang Chenfu has spent nearly four decades growing wheat. Being a traditional farmer most of his life, he is thrilled at the sight of how technology has helped increase production on his...
Crop Industry News from China China Soybean Shipment Confirmed
CHINA - The USDA has received notification of large soybean shipment to China. ...
20 February 2013
Crop Industry News from China Concern Over Increasing Nitrogen Deposits, Pollution in China
CHINA - An international team of scientists, have published a meta-analysis revealing alarming increasing nitrogen deposition in China between 1980 and 2010, in a Letter to the journal Nature....
07 February 2013
Crop Industry News from China Companies Urged to Help Boost Chinese Agriculture
CHINA - China will encourage industrial and commercial enterprises to be active in the agricultural sector to accelerate its development, senior officials said....
01 February 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Says Grain Security Top Priority
CHINA - Ensuring grain security and the supply of major farm products will always be a top priority in China's development of modern agriculture, Chinese authorities said on Thursday in its first...
31 January 2013
Crop Industry News from China China to Boost Seed Industry
CHINA - China has vowed to boost its seed industry over the next decade to ensure grain stocks grow, amid fears that limited arable land and water may become constraints for agricultural production....
29 January 2013
Crop Industry News from China China's Rice Imports Won't Endanger World Food Security: Ministry
CHINA - China's rising rice imports last year will not alter the supply and demand balance in the domestic rice market or threaten global food security, the Ministry of Agriculture has said....
16 January 2013
Crop Industry News from China Good Practice Feed Manual to be Published in Chinese
CHINA - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have launched the Chinese language version of the “Feed Manual...
Crop Industry News from China China Cotton Production in 2012/13 Larger than Expected
CHINA - Cotton production for 2012/13 is estimated at 33.5 million bales (7.3 million tons), up 2.0 million, or six per cent, from last month and up one per cent from last year. The estimated...
11 January 2013
Crop Industry News from China Major Farm Produce Prices Continue to Rise
CHINA - The price of major farm produce monitored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) rose by a smaller margin in the week of 31 December to 6 January compared with that of the previous...
31 December 2012
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - Price of major farm produce in 36 medium and large sized cities in China rose last week compared to the previous week and the price of material for production has risen for the past for...
17 December 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Farmland Area Steady for Three Years
CHINA - China's total area of arable land has been kept steadily above 121.6 million hectares for three years straight, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR)....
Crop Industry News from China China to Enhance Food, Water Safety
CHINA - China is to intensify supervision of food and water safety in the coming year....
06 December 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Grain Output Grows for Ninth Consecutive Year
CHINA - China's grain output rose 3.2 per cent year on year to hit 589.57 million tonnes in 2012, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...
04 December 2012
Crop Industry News from China Official Calls for Steps to Protect Farmland
CHINA - China, the world's largest food consumer, finds itself faced with obstacles to preserving farmland amid its deepening urbanisation, as well as to meeting the growing demand for farm products,...
29 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Corn Harvest Hits Record High
CHINA - In spite of a strong typhoon that hit major corn producing areas, the Chinese corn harvest increased by 3.6 per cent to 119.74 million tonnes, writes Ron Lane, senior consultant for Genesus...
26 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China Agricultural Insurance Shelters Farmers in Grain Belts
CHINA - China's fledgling agricultural insurance sector has buffered farmers against greater losses after hail, pest outbreaks and a massive typhoon hit China's breadbasket, the northeastern...
21 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China Affluent Will Be Major Driver of China's Growth
CHINA — The affluent will be a powerful force behind the growth of China’s consumer market and account for 5 per cent of global consumption by 2020, according to The Boston Consulting Group...
05 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China Rice Breeder Introduces New Breed to China
CHINA - Li Kaibin has been cultivating rice for more than 30 years. The breed of rice he has been cultivating, known as "Chujing", grows in mountain areas between altitudes of 1500 to 1940 meters....
02 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Invests Over Six Trillion Yuan Into Agriculture
CHINA - To promote the development of its agricultural sector, China invested more than six trillion yuan ($930 billion) during the decade from 2003 to 2012, the highest in the country's history,...
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