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13 April 2012
Crop Industry News from China Farm Produce Prices Fall for Third Week
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce monitored by MOFCOM fell in three consecutive weeks last week (2-8 April), while price of material for production was stable. ...
04 April 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Becomes Biggest Grocery Market
CHINA - China has overtaken the United States (US) as the world’s biggest food and grocery retail market, according to the latest research published today (Wednesday) by IGD....
02 April 2012
Crop Industry News from China Soybean Imports to Maintain an Upward Trend
CHINA - Soybean imports by China are expected to maintain an uptrend in the next 10 to 15 years with growth being driven primarily by the demand from urban residents, reports China Daily....
19 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China Premier Wen Inspects Agriculture in China
CHINA - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Central China's Henan province over the weekend to inspect the country's major farming base and rally efforts for this year's grain harvest....
15 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China Irrigation System Responsible for 30 MT of CO2
CHINA - China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for polluting the atmosphere with more than 30 million tonnes of CO2 per year, according to research from the University of East Anglia...
12 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China Strong Prospects for China Oilseeds
CHINA - Market year (MY) 12/13 total oilseed production is forecast at 56 million metric tons (MMT), a slight adjustment of one percent from last year's estimated 56.6 MMT....
09 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Grain and Feed Forecast Up
CHINA - For MY (market year) 2012/13, corn production is forecast at 190 MMT assuming an above average yield and good temperatures....
05 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China China: Cotton Planting Declines
CHINA - Several surveys conducted in China show MY 12/13 cotton planting area intentions are lower than previous years following lower profits for MY (marketing year) 11/12 crop and sluggish...
01 March 2012
Crop Industry News from China China: Measures Announced for Seed and GM Cotton Production
CHINA - China's Ministry of Agriculture released the final document, “Administrative Measures on the License of Seed Production and Operation” in September 2011. Compared with the draft version,...
28 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's First GMO Corn Expected in 2013
CHINA - Agricultural biotechnology company, Origin Agritech Ltd. has announced that they expect the Chinese government to approve its genetically modified (GM) corn for production next year....
27 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China Feed is Key to Rising Prices of Chinese Pork
CHINA - Feed is the largest of the hog production expenses in China, accounting for about 60 per cent of the total production cost and a major contributor to the rising prices in China’s domestic...
24 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China Draft Grain Law Limits Genetic Engineering
CHINA - The freedom of grain producers in China to genetically engineer produce will be limited under a draft law released on Tuesday by the Legislative Affairs office of the State Council....
20 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China China's Growing Meat Consumption Driving Corn Imports
CHINA - According to the USDA, China will likely import 3.0 million tonnes of corn in the 2011/12 market year, more than triple the amount it took in 2010/11....
16 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China Hubei Promotes Machinery to Guarantee Spring Ploughing
HUBEI, CHINA - The time for spring ploughing and production is around the corner. The agricultural mechanisation departments in various places of Hubei province have exerted the utmost effort...
14 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China Report: Chinese Corn Industry Review
CHINA - The domestic corn product market in China has witnessed a peaceful month in January 2012. ...
10 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China Outlook for China DDGS Supply & Demand
CHINA - In a recent study commissioned by the US Grains Council, the respected Chinese market analysis firm JCI reported that the new Five-Year Plan in China will restrict ethanol and dried distiller’s...
02 February 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Vows Enhanced Agricultural Investment
CHINA - China's central authorities on Wednesday said the nation will continue to step up investment and subsidies for agriculture this year in order to stabilize grain production. ...
13 January 2012
Crop Industry News from China China Seeks to Enhance Food Security
CHINA - China will significantly improve logistics in its grain production industry by 2015 as part of the country's efforts to tackle the challenges they currently face to ensure food security,...
15 December 2011
Crop Industry News from China China to Build New System to Count Emissions
CHINA - China plans to develop its own new comprehensive system for monitoring and accurately calculating the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a leading Chinese scientist said Tuesday. ...
14 December 2011
Crop Industry News from China Large Corn Crop in China Boosts Global Production
CHINA - World 2011/12 coarse grain production is projected up 9.4 million tons this month to a record 1,145.2 million, mostly due to higher corn production reported for China. ...
12 December 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Economic Trends Drive Change to Modern, Efficient Agriculture
ANALYSIS - With a growing population but a shrinking rural population, China's farmers are changing from man-power to iron horse-power as they move to a more contemporary approach to agriculture,...
05 December 2011
Crop Industry News from China Letting the GM Genie Out of the Bottle
CHINA - Although genetically modified foods have been grown and sold in China for some time, the term still makes the public jittery....
23 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Vows to Tame Inflation
CHINA - China will intervene to control consumer prices if they rise too quickly, the government said on Wednesday, a move that will do little by itself to tame inflation but could foreshadow...
22 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China China May Turn to India for Sugar Imports
CHINA - India would be the first option for China to import Sugar at cheaper cost, according to Peter Baron, executive director, International Sugar Organisation (ISO)....
17 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China Fish & Rice Flourish Together In Paddies
CHINA - A traditional farming technique that cultivates rice and fish side-by-side could help small farmers earn more money from their crops and reduce the impact on the environment, according...
10 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China Climate Change Threatens China's Crops
CHINA - China might face increasingly grim food shortages in the next few decades due to a possible drop in the country's grain harvest, triggered by a climate change, a leading agriculturalist...
04 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China Experts Suggest China Should Enhance GM Breeding
CHINA - During the food security forum held by Chinese Society of Agricultural Biotechnology (CSAB) in late October 2011, lots of grain experts showed their support to GM crops....
Crop Industry News from China Record Corn Crop Unlikely to Meet Demand
CHINA - China reaped its seventh record corn crop in eight years during the harvest now ending. That still won't be enough to meet demand, driving a fivefold gain in imports as prices head for...
Crop Industry News from China COFCO to Expand Overseas M&A
CHINA - China National Cereals, Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), the country's largest trader of grains and edible oils, said it will add investment worth more than $10 billion to fund...
03 November 2011
Crop Industry News from China China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition 2011
CHINA - From October 27 to 29, China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition was held at Zhengzhou in Henan province. Zhang Taolin, Chinese Vice Agriculture Minister and Chairman of China...
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