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17 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Agro Firm to Invest $1.5b in Argentina
CHINA - Beidahuang Group, a company based in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, expressed its intention to invest in an agricultural cooperation project with Argentina's Rio Negro Province,...
15 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Appears Hungry for Corn
CHINA - China is hungry for more corn. To feed the need, experts predict the world's second-biggest corn consumer will import record amounts of corn from the United States this year. ...
10 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Food Choices Reshaping World Grain Market
CHINA — For a sense of how this country's changing demand for food is reshaping world markets, Liu Shuwen's journey from street chicken vendor to poultry industrialist is a good start. ...
07 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China “Five-Feature” Demo Field Aids Rapeseed Industry
CHINA - An on-site meeting in a "five-feature" rape demonstration field in the middle reach of the Yangtze River was held in Jingzhou, Hubei Province, hosted by the Industry Technology System...
01 June 2011
Crop Industry News from China Rabobank: China To Double '11 Corn Imports
CHINA - A senior agriculture industry analyst with Rabobank International said that China's 2011 corn imports will likely rise several times over last year's volume as increasing rural incomes...
Crop Industry News from China Taiwan Donates to Rice Production Efforts
CHINA - The Republic of China government in Taiwan has donated E35 million towards the development of a rice irrigation scheme to be established in the Hhohho region. ...
Crop Industry News from China Severe Drought Continues in China
CHINA - Severe drought is continuing in central and southern China. Water shortages have affected residents and crops, resulting in shrinking lakes, rivers being cut off, and a suspension of...
27 May 2011
Crop Industry News from China Severe Drought Ruins Rice Harvest
CHINA - Severe drought is still haunting the rice-growing areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River despite recent rainfall and increasing releases of water from the Three Gorges...
26 May 2011
Crop Industry News from China Best Practices for Corn in Southwest China
CHINA - Currently, in southwestern China the major part of corn crops is at the stage of seedling emergence to four-leaf growing while in mountainous areas and plateaus the corn is just being...
24 May 2011
Crop Industry News from China Drought Will Likely Hamper Grain Yields
CHINA - Persistent drought in the Yangtze River's middle and lower reaches in southeastern China has led to fears over grain yields and forced the government to discharge more water from the...
Crop Industry News from China China Expects Higher Rice Planted Acres
CHINA - China may see increased planted acres of early rice this year, though the drought has not been relieved in some areas, said the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture on May 21. ...
19 May 2011
Crop Industry News from China China: Tackling Water with Innovation
CHINA - At the start of the year, after having weathered some devastating floods and droughts, China focused its attention on water governance, writes Leong Ching, research scholar in water policies...
03 May 2011
Crop Industry News from China China to Increase Biofuels, Reduce CO<sup>2</sup>
CHINA - China can become a leader in the production of second-generation (2G) biofuels, made from agricultural waste instead of foodstuffs, such as sugar, starch and vegetable oils said a senior...
27 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China AGCO Acquisition Develops Combine Business
CHINA - AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today announced it has agreed to acquire an 80 per cent equity interest in Shandong Dafeng Machinery Co., Ltd....
Crop Industry News from China Corn Price and Supply Remain Worry for Beijing
CHINA - Beijing's top food security concern is the price and supply of corn as the country's demand for feed grain and corn-related industrial products continues to rise, analysts say. ...
22 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Ag Sector Faces Rising Costs in 2011
CHINA - China's agriculture sector is expected to face increasing pressures from rising costs in 2011, according to China's Rural Economy (2010-2011), a report released Tuesday by a leading think...
08 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Likely to Purchase 2 to 3M Tons of Corn
US - Chinese sources told the US Grains Council that state corn reserves are 10-12 million metric tons (390-472 million bushels) of corn less than previously thought for the 2011/2012 crop year. ...
07 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Viewed as Critical Long-term Trade Partner
CHINA - During his visit to China last week, US Grains Council President and CEO Thomas C. Dorr heard from Chinese sources that state corn reserves are 10-12 million metric tons (390-472 million...
06 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China Feeding Billions: China's Food Security Strategy
China is approaching a turning point in its food security strategy and will become more dependent on imports to meet domestic demand. Even a small adjustment in its overseas purchases could add...
04 April 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Investment in Brazil Rapidly Expanding
CHINA - China is rapidly expanding its presence in Brazil, surpassing the United States as the South American giant's biggest biggest investor and trade partner, a report released Wednesday...
31 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China to Increase Rice Harvesting Operations
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) issued a document of the Opinions on accelerating mechanized operations in rice production. ...
29 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Pours Billion into Rainmaking
CHINA - China will launch the country's first regional program to artificially enhance precipitation in its northeastern area in an attempt to guarantee the wheat harvest there, says a senior...
22 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Prepare for Spring Farming
CHINA - In spite of the fact that snow still covers his farmland, Jiang Chen has been busy stocking fertilizers and seeds to prepare for the coming spring farming season. ...
16 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China’s VM Says Good Summer Harvest Likely
CHINA - China is likely to reap summer harvest this year as drought has not made serious impact on production of winter wheat and summer grain, Vice Minister of Agriculture Wei Chao'an said. ...
15 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China GM Corn Hits Policy Wall
CHINA - A genetically modified (GM) phytase corn variety, intended for animal feed, which was given a safety approval in late 2009, is now caught up in China's policy system, writes allaboutfeed.net. ...
Crop Industry News from China Bayer to Offer Chemtura Seed Treatments in China
CHINA - Bayer CropScience will be the exclusive distributor of Chemtura AgroSolutions seed treatment products in China and will incorporate the marketing of these products into the Bayer CropScience...
10 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Summer Wheat Harvest Still Growing Strong
China will have a summer wheat harvest despite the severe drought that has affected its major wheat-growing areas in recent months, the country's top agriculture official told China Daily. ...
08 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Admits to Low Corn Stocks
CHINA - After multiple comments from Chinese officials that China is not in a food crisis, officials now say China appears to be running low on corn after all and are asking for curbs on exports...
07 March 2011
Crop Industry News from China No Food Crisis for China, Say Officials
CHINA - With more than 1.34 billion mouths to feed, China has always been on the world's watch-list for a food crisis due to the concerns that a crisis in China would require more grain imports...
25 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China Father of Hybrid Rice Plants Corn
CHINA - Yuan Longping Hi-Tech Agriculture Co. Ltd. (Longping Hi-Tech), named after the father of hybrid rice in China, announced the establishment of a joint venture (JV) with a subsidiary of...
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