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28 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China China’s Corn Deep-processing Industry Might be Further Restrained
CHINA - China's corn deep-processing industry may still be restrained by governmental policy in 2012....
27 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China Zhang Taolin Meets With President of John Deere
CHINA - Chinese Vice Agriculture Minister Zhang Taolin met with John Deere's President and CEO Samuel Allen and his party this week, Mr Taolin briefed him about the trend of China's agricultural...
24 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Purchases 900,000 Metric Tons US Corn
CHINA - China has purchased 900,000 metric tons of US corn, one of the country's largest purchases ever of the grain on overseas markets, according to reports last week. ...
Crop Industry News from China Corn: China Versus Ethanol
CHINA - How much US corn will China need to import over the next 12 months? Maybe less than had been expected, if the latest figures from the state-run China National Grain and Oils Information...
21 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Changing Corn Market
CHINA - In September, the Chinese government began releasing corn from government reserves into the market and has reportedly released approximately 3.7 million metric tons (145.7 million bushels)...
19 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China China’s GDP Growth Sees Slow Down
CHINA - China's gross domestic product expanded 9.1 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace in more than two years for the world's second-largest economy, which expanded...
18 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China DSM Completes Fifth Feed Premix Plant in China
CHINA - DSM Nutritional Products has announced the completion of its fifth feed premix plant in China. Located in the city of Chengdu, the capital of the province of Sichuan, the new plant has...
13 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Forms Research Body to Boost Rice Production
CHINA - China established its second national engineering lab for rice in the eastern province of Jiangxi on Monday in an effort to boost agricultural output. ...
07 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China Yield of Super Rice Exceeds 900kg Per MU
CHINA - On 18 September, in Yangguao township, Longhui county, Hunan province, an expert group from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) made on-the-spot check of the output of the new hybrid rice...
05 October 2011
Crop Industry News from China USGC: Bumper Crop Expected for China
US - The US Grains Council released estimates of a bumper corn crop in China of 167 million metric tons (6.6 billion bushels), an increase of approximately 9 million tons (3.54 million bushels)...
30 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China USGC: Chinese Malting Barley Outlook
CHINA - Chinese demand for malting barley is expected to total 3.9 million metric tons (179 million bushels) in 2011. ...
27 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China Official Visit Sparks Hopes For US Rice Exports to China
CHINA - With U.S. agriculture exports representing a bright spot on the economic horizon, a visit this week by a Chinese government team to the rice-producing areas of Arkansas, California and...
26 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China A Look into China’s Future Grains Trade
CHINA - Here is a look at China's self-sufficiency rate for grains and oilseeds (other than rice) with soybeans and corn also shown separately. ...
23 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Sets New Record with Super Rice Hybrid
CHINA - The yield of China's hybrid rice breed, which is known as super rice, has exceeded 900 kg per mu (0.067 hectare), setting a new world record in rice output....
Crop Industry News from China PepsiCo Partners with China to Promote Sustainable Farming
CHINA - PepsiCo, Inc. announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China to promote sustainable agriculture projects...
16 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China Corn Production Reaches Highest Levels in China
CHINA - Corn production in China is expected to rise by 3% compared to 2009 levels, reaching 182.5 million tonnes this year - the highest ever recorded volume in the nation....
15 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Continues to Increase US Corn Imports
CHINA - China ordered 21 million bushels of US corn in July, more than the US allotted for exports to China in all of 2011, as the country's pork market and middle class both grow. ...
05 September 2011
Crop Industry News from China More Players Enter China's Seed Industry
CHINA - A number of companies from different industries are getting into the seed business to benefit from the development tendency of the domestic seed industry. ...
22 August 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Spurns Agrisure Corn Trait
CHINA - New advice has been released to farmers, stating that if you're raising corn with the Syngenta Agrisure Viptera trait in it, make sure you know where it's going to end up before you start...
15 August 2011
Crop Industry News from China Crop Tour Assesses Chinese Northern Plain
CHINA - Corn crop tours conducted by the U.S. Grains Council's China staff have found better-than-average growing conditions in the Northern Plain region, which includes Shandong, Hebei, and...
08 August 2011
Crop Industry News from China Farm Prices Fall While Raw Materials Rise
CHINA - Farm produce prices monitored by MOFCOM fell last week, while prices of raw materials continued to rise....
29 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Investment in South America Continues
CHINA - China is developing its historical trading relationship with Brazil in particular through investments in oil, energy, minerals, and increasingly agriculture, according to a new report...
28 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Investments Flow to Argentina
CHINA & ARGENTINA - More Chinese investments are expected to flow to Argentina this year as the two governments signed several economic cooperation agreements this week, said Luis Kreckler, Argentine...
20 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China Seeds of Insecurity in China's Food Security Strategy
CHINA - China appears to have reached a watershed in its food security strategy, which has long set a target of 95 per cent self-sufficiency in four key grains - rice, wheat, corn and soybeans,...
18 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Wheat Production Stable
CHINA - For the first time in five years, China's wheat production is likely to register no growth this year, according to Rabobank. ...
07 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China IGC Raises China's Corn Forecast by 10M Tons
CHINA - Due to increased planted area, the International Grains Council has raised its forecast for China's Corn output next marketing year by 5.9 per cent, or 10 million tons, to 180 million...
05 July 2011
Crop Industry News from China Expert: China Faces 'Dire' Water Levels
CHINA - China needs to reduce food production on its dry northern plains or aquifers will diminish to a "dire" level in 30 years, warns one of China's leading groundwater experts....
27 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Wheat Harvest Rises for Eighth Year
CHINA - An official with the Ministry of Agriculture said Tuesday that China will see an output increase of winter wheat for the eighth straight year....
24 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China China to Import More US Soybeans
CHINA - Soybean imports are expected to rise by five per cent this year, increasing the attraction of the country to US soybean farmers....
23 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China US Farmer Sees Potential in Chinese Corn Crop
CHINA — Fresh from a visit to China, Gary Schmalsof, who farms just south of Macomb, Illinois, believes the Asian giant could soon be a big player in the corn market. ...
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