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23 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Is Top Importer of US Agriculture Goods
CHINA — Fueled by a growing middle class with an appetite for meat, and now, the money to pay for it, China became the top importer of US agriculture goods in 2010, surpassing all other...
21 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Drought-Hit Areas Lessen; Outlook Still Grim
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China said drought-hit areas in the country's major wheat-growing regions were reduced in comparison with one week ago, but the situation remains...
Crop Industry News from China Biopesticide Investment Increases 31 Per Cent in 2010
CHINA - The investment in the Chinese pesticide sector from Jan. to Oct. 2010 totaled 20.46 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29 per cent or 4.2 percentage points, reports the farmer.com.cn....
17 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China: Drought Will Not Impact World Grain Prices
CHINA - China sought to ease fears on Tuesday about the global impact of a drought in its wheat-growing regions that has raised concerns about world food prices, says sina.com. ...
Crop Industry News from China China Raises Minimum Rice Purchase Prices
CHINA - China's economic planning agency announced a rise in minimum rice purchase prices this year to encourage farmers to grow more grain, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. ...
16 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Increases Efforts to Boost Grain Output
CHINA - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for more efforts to boost grain production, while pledging to make available more funds to the agricultural sector, says the China's Ministry of Agriculture....
Crop Industry News from China Inflation Rises as China's Food Costs Jump
CHINA - A double-digit jump in food prices pushed China's inflation higher in January, adding to pressure on Beijing to cool living costs with more interest rate hikes and other measures, according...
15 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China Remarkable Results in China's IPR Protection
A report released by the China Seed Industry Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Alliance showed that China's seed industry had been increasingly aware of IPR, which advocated respect for knowledge,...
04 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China US Mission Talks Corn and DDGS in China
CHINA - China has long been considered a potential market for US corn. However, until last year, when China purchased nearly 60 million bushels (1.5 million metric tons), of US corn, that potential...
02 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China's Wheat Growing Areas in Severe Drought
CHINA - More than 4 million hectares of crops across China are plagued by the worst drought in 60 years, according to the latest from the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters,...
Crop Industry News from China China Protects Intellectual Rights of New Plant Varieties
CHINA - The Department of Science, Technology and Education (DSTE) of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the Supreme People's Court held a national seminar on protecting the rights...
01 February 2011
Crop Industry News from China China to Import 8 Million Tons of Corn in 2011
CHINA - Global inventory levels of corn are nearing record lows in 2011, driven by a disappointing US corn production in 2010, one of the strongest La Nina weather patterns in the last 50 years,...
27 January 2011
Crop Industry News from China Development of Agriculture China's Top Priority
CHINA - As the Chinese economy soars ahead in the wake of the international financial crisis, more attention is being given to the country's industrial, financial, investment and trade figures,...
25 January 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Signs US Soybean Deals
A Chinese business delegation signed agreements worth $1.8 billion to buy just over 3 million tons of soybeans from the US, helping to strengthen agricultural trade ties between the two nations,...
19 January 2011
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Pesticide Price Increases
CHINA - Even though pesticides sales are in the off-season, 80 per cent of the staple Chinese products have experienced price increases in the beginning of 2011. ...
14 January 2011
Crop Industry News from China Six Years of Development in Chinese Agricultural
CHINA - The annual Central Economic Work Conference, held each December since 1994, sums up the current year's economic development, sets the tone for macroeconomic policies, and announces the...
10 January 2011
Crop Industry News from China China Cracks Down on Fake Crop Inputs
China's Ministry of Public Security has launched a short-term campaign to crack down on the manufacturing and selling of fraudulent seeds, pesticide and fertilizers. ...
30 December 2010
Crop Industry News from China Syngenta Partners to Develop Drought-tolerant Maize for Asia
CHINA - The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (the Foundation) will partner with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to develop drought-tolerant maize...
29 December 2010
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Corn Imports Will Impact Global Grain Industry
CHINA - Chinese officials reported last week that China may not be able to remain self-sufficient in grain production, according to foodingredientsfirst.com. ...
22 December 2010
Crop Industry News from China China Uses Nearly 70 Per Cent of Crop Straws and Stalks
CHINA - The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) organized a nationwide survey on crop straw and stalk resources and it showed 69 per cent use. ...
09 December 2010
Crop Industry News from China China's Grain Production 546.41 million Tonnes
CHINA - Statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics on 3 December 2010 show that China’s grain output this year increase by 2.9 per cent to 546.41 million tonnes, making 2010 the...
Crop Industry News from China China Coverage Ratio of Seeds Exceeds 95 Per Cent
CHINA - A much higher breeding level of agricultural crop varieties is being seen in China. ...
23 November 2010
Crop Industry News from China China Buys US Soy Beans
CHINA - China is to buy more than 5.5 million tonnes of soybeans from the US. ...
22 November 2010
Crop Industry News from China Inflation as Demand Rises from Competing Sectors
CHINA - China's imports of corn and soybeans are soaring with the former increasing by 8,644 per cent to 1.22 million tons in the first nine months of the year. ...
17 November 2010
Crop Industry News from China China and Germany Collaborate on Agrochemical Administration
CHINA - Delegations from China and Germany participated in a workshop on Agrochemical Administration on Nov. 8-9 in Beijing. ...
12 November 2010
Crop Industry News from China Monsanto Eyes High-Yielding Corn for China
CHINA - Monsanto Company is reported to be planning to grow a new variety of corn in China, which is a major maize growing country....
25 October 2010
Crop Industry News from China Cold Front May Damage Crops in Far East
CHINA – A cold front which is currently moving across China could boost demand for heating fuels, as well as damage crops, according to experts....
18 October 2010
Crop Industry News from China Maize Rice Developed in Henan
CHINA - A new type of rice with a single plant output of 250 grams has been produced in an experiment field in Xinxiang. ...
13 October 2010
Crop Industry News from China Purchasing Price For Wheat Set To Rise in 2011
CHINA – The purchasing price for wheat in China is set to rise in 2011, according to the National Development and Reform Commission....
06 October 2010
Crop Industry News from China Corn Imports May Rise Seven-Fold by 2015
CHINA – Corn imports from the US to China could increase to more than 15 million tonnes by 2015, the US Grains Council said....
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