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Crop Industry News: China

02 November 2012
Crop Industry News from China China - Stockpiling Cotton Supplies
ANALYSIS - China accounted for half of the world cotton trade in 2011 and one-third this year, said Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's fall conference in...
30 October 2012
Crop Industry News from China Farm Produce Prices Show Small Rise
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in 36 medium and large sized cities in China in the week to 21 October remained basically stable with a slight increase compared with that of the previous...
26 October 2012
Crop Industry News from China Growth in Organic products as Consumers Adopt Self Protection Strategies
CHINA - While recent food scare issues have been well documented in China, new research from Mintel on consumer lifestyles in China reveals that Chinese consumers are employing a variety of self...
24 October 2012
Crop Industry News from China Sugar Production Forecast Up
CHINA - In 2012/13, total sugar production is forecast at 14.6 MMT (raw value), up 18 per cent due to a rise in yield and acreage for sugar cane and beets. ...
23 October 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Autumn Grain Output to Hit Record High
CHINA - China's grain output this autumn is likely to hit a record high and bring a ninth year of consecutive growth in the annual output, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) predicted....
10 October 2012
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Premier Seeks Growth in Agriculture
CHINA - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday pledged that China will seek the steady growth of agricultural products and enable Chinese farmers to share the achievements of the country's economic...
27 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Sugar Production to Rise by 22 Per Cent in 2012/13
CHINA - Sugar production in 2012/13 (Sep/Aug) is forecast to reach 14 million tonnes, white value, up 22 per cent year-on-year. Higher prices have prompted farmers to raise the area under sugar...
21 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China China to Stop Releasing Cotton Reserve
CHINA - China will stop releasing its cotton reserve by September 29 as this year's fresh cotton is launched onto the market, said an official from the National Development and Reform Commission,...
19 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Cotton Genomics Research Gains Leading Position Worldwide
CHINA - Under the auspices of Cotton Research Institute of CAAS, the draft genome of a diploid cotton Gossypium raimondii was jointly completed by Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) Shenzhen, Peking...
18 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China Genes Render Some Rice Species Sterile
CHINA - Researchers have identified a set of three genes that are responsible for hybrid sterility in rice, or the inability of many hybrid rice species to pass their genes on to the next generation....
Crop Industry News from China 'Super Rice' Produces Super Harvest
CHINA - A super rice breed called chujing No 28, has produced a harvest of 14.3 metric tons a hectare at a demonstration base in the Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan...
12 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China Farm Produce Prices Begin to Fall
CHINA - The price of farm produce monitored by MOFCOM began to fall in 36 medium-and-large sized cities last week according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and price of material for production...
10 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China Govt Promises Measures to Stabilise Sugar Prices
CHINA - New measures to stabilise sugar prices are expected soon, as prices continue to fluctuate, said Liu Xiaonan, vice-minister of the Economic and Trade Department within the National Development...
04 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China Experts Gather to Discuss China Wheat Disease
CHINA - The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, an international network devoted to study wheat diseases, opened a technical workshop with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing...
03 September 2012
Crop Industry News from China Call for Action Against Agricultural Disease
CHINA - More attention must be paid to the prevention and research of cereal rusts and powdery mildews in China, a senior official said on Wednesday....
30 August 2012
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Farm Produce Prices Keep Rising
CHINA - Price of farm produce in 36 medium-and-large sized cities monitored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) was up last week (20-26 August), and price of material for production...
24 August 2012
Crop Industry News from China Prices of China Farm Produce Keep Rising
CHINA - The prices of farm produce have risen for the fifth consecutive week and price of materials for production have stabilised after falling for four months in a row, according to the Chinese...
17 August 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Cotton Stock Increase Leads Global Rise
CHINA - Global cotton stocks in 2012/13 are projected at a record 74.7 million bales, 6.9 million higher than last season. ...
12 July 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Wheat: Yields Above Average, but Below Expectation
CHINA - Winter wheat accounts for about 93 per cent of China’s total wheat output. The 2012/13 winter wheat harvest began in mid-May and concluded before the end of June. ...
09 July 2012
Crop Industry News from China China 'Father of Hybrid Rice' Predicts Increasing Yields
CHINA - 'Father of hybrid rice' Yuan Longping has said he believes yields from specialist strains of rice can be further upped to 1,000 kg per mu (15,000 kg per hectare) in the future....
18 June 2012
Crop Industry News from China ATO Guangzhou Leads US-China Biotechnology Seminars
CHINA - From May 21-25, 2012, ATO Guangzhou organised and led the US Department of Agriculture’s first US-China Biotechnology Inspection and Quarantine seminar road show with three of the largest...
12 June 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Harvests More Than Half of Winter Wheat
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture said Sunday (10 June) that 55 per cent of the country's winter wheat has been harvested with the help of an abundant supply of agricultural machinery....
07 June 2012
Crop Industry News from China Rice Diseases, Insect Pests to Hit Zhejiang, China This Year
According to Zhejiang Plant Protection Station (ZPPS), in 2012 diseases and insect pests of major crops, especially rice, will occur more seriously in Zhejiang Province (an eastern coastal province...
29 May 2012
Crop Industry News from China China to Increase Declining Farmland by 2015
CHINA - Aiming to decrease the grain security risk brought up by the declining area of arable land and reinforce national grain security guarantee ability, China plans to increase the area of...
22 May 2012
Crop Industry News from China Revenue Soars for Sino Agro Food
CHINA - Chinese agrifood and aquaculture business Sino Agro Food, has reported record revenue for the first quarter of the year. ...
16 May 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Cotton Production Forecast Down by Nine Per Cent
CHINA - China cotton production for 2012/13 is forecast at 30.5 million bales (6.64 million tons), down 3.0 million or 9 per cent from last year. The forecast area of 5.0 million hectares is...
14 May 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Soybean Demand Continues to Rise
CHINA - While record early season sales have not been indicative of future exports, it does highlight the growing demand for soybean imports by China and their need to ensure adequate supplies....
Crop Industry News from China Record Chinese Imports Boost World Cotton Trade in 2011/12
CHINA - Global cotton trade is expected to rise by 13 per cent to 8.6 million tons in 2011/12, driven by record imports from China. Imports by the rest of the world are projected to fall by 18...
11 May 2012
Crop Industry News from China Slight Drop in Chinese Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce monitored by MOFCOM saw a slight drop last week (30 April - 6 May) and that of materials for production fell in three consecutive weeks. ...
25 April 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Cut Subsidies for Ethanol From Grain
CHINA - China has lowered subsidies for ethanol produced from grains by more than half, in a bid to lower industrial use and ensure feed supply for the livestock industry....
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