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Crop Industry News: China

03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from China Qingdao Price Index up in January
CHINA - The Qingdao investigation team of the National Bureau of Statistics of China released statistics concerning Qingdao's January Consumer Price Index (CPI) on 17 February....
12 February 2014
Crop Industry News from China Is New Chinese Agricultural Policy Driving Production, Consumption?
CHINA - Chinese agriculture has grown tremendously over the past thirty-five years and with the new leadership in 2012 and a flurry of new government policies, agriculture is expected to experience...
20 January 2014
Crop Industry News from China China to Increase Subsidies to Grain Production
CHINA - The Chinese government will extend greater support to agriculture, including more subsidies to major grain-growing regions, vice premier Wang Yang has said....
07 January 2014
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Stay Steady
CHINA - The price of food stuffs in China was steady during the last week of December, according to a survey of 36 medium and large cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
06 January 2014
Crop Industry News from China China Gets First Agricultural Green Channel
CHINA - China’s first green channel for agricultural products, connecting China’s Bakty port and Kazakhstan’s Baktu port, opened on December 23, and is expected to simplify agriculture...
03 January 2014
Crop Industry News from China Cotton Soybean Purchase Mechanism to be Scrapped
China plans to discontinue its cotton and soybean purchasing and storage mechanism soon and offer direct subsidies to farmers instead. ...
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Scientists Cultivate High-yield Salt-resistant Rice
CHINA - Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tonnes per hectare....
02 January 2014
Crop Industry News from China China Arable Land Area Above Food Security Red-line
CHINA - Although China's latest national land survey showed better-than-expected arable land figures, the country's growing population, accelerating urbanisation and pollution are eroding the...
31 December 2013
Crop Industry News from China Nine Year High for Chinese Wheat Imports
CHINA - China's wheat imports are expected to hit a nine-year high in 2013, as the country continues to turn to the international market to meet a surging demand for the grain for use in high-protein...
30 December 2013
Crop Industry News from China Price of Chinese Agricultural Products Shows Slight Increase
CHINA - The market price for agricultural food products in China rose slightly over the week of 16-22 December according to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Commerce in 36 large and medium...
20 December 2013
Crop Industry News from China Cambodian, Chinese Firms Invest in Agriculture
CAMBODIA - Two Cambodian companies have signed agreements with Chinese companies to invest in the agricultural sector....
17 December 2013
Crop Industry News from China Will China Cancel Some Soybean Purchases?
CHINA - In the December WASDE report, the USDA increased the forecast of 2013-14 marketing year exports of U.S. soybeans by 25 million bushels, to a total of 1.475 billion bushels, writes Darrel...
06 December 2013
Crop Industry News from China USDA Lowers Cotton Production Forecast
CHINA - Due to weather impacts which lowered yields in major production regions, Post’s MY13/14 cotton production forecast is lowered to 6.7 million tons....
28 November 2013
Crop Industry News from China China to Achieve 10th Consecutive Growth of Grain Output
CHINA – China’s Ministry of Agriculture is predicting that the country is likely to see another bumper year of grain production, making 2013 the 10th year in a row of increased output....
Crop Industry News from China China Reports Slight Drop in Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - According to monitoring by MOFCOM in 36 medium and large sized cities, price of agro-foodstuff saw a rise by small margin and the price of material for production fell slightly last week...
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from China China to Start Trading Rice Futures
CHINA - China, the world's top rice producer and consumer, will start trading Japonica rice futures on 18 November on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE), the exchange center said on Tuesday....
08 November 2013
Crop Industry News from China Company to Build Third Feed-Premix Plant in China
US - Archer Daniels Midland Company is building a new feed-premix plant in the city of Nanjing, in eastern China, bringing to three the total number of facilities in the company’s Chinese premix...
05 November 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Soyabean Production Forecast Down
CHINA - MY13/14 soybean production is forecast at 11.8 million tons, down slightly from the previously forecast of 12 million tons, due to lower soybean area and yield in the northeastern provinces....
04 November 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuff s in China were stable during the week of 21-27 October according to a survey by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in 36 medium and large sized cities....
Crop Industry News from China China Soy Imports at New High
CHINA - Soybean imports are likely to rise to a new high in the 2013-14 market year (September 2013 to August 2014) following a drop in domestic output and greater demand for animal feed and...
31 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China Demand Drives China's Soybean Imports
CHINA - Soybean imports are likely to rise to a new high in the 2013-14 market year (September 2013 to August 2014) following a drop in domestic output and greater demand for animal feed and...
28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China GM Rice Passes Safety Tests in China
CHINA - Researchers at China’s Agricultural University have concluded that testing on transgenic rice has so far brought no abnormalities. The results came after 90 days’ of tests to see...
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
Crop Industry News from China China's Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in 36 major Chinese cities rose slightly in the week ending 20 October compared with the week earlier, a Ministry of Commerce statement said....
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China Growing Influence of China in Grain Market
CHINA - The growing influence of the Chinese market on international wheat markets was highlighted at the 2013 HGCA Grain Market Outlook Conference held in London Tuesday 15 October....
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Fall Slightly
CHINA - Prices of agri-foodstuffs in China fell by a small amount last week (October 7-13) according to a survey by the Ministry of Commerce – MOFCOM - in 36 medium and large sized cities. ...
18 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China Endangered Indigenous Rice Re-established in North China
CHINA - A rare indigenous rice species, which almost became extinct in the 1970s due to low yields, is being revived in north China's Hebei Province. ...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Maize Output to Hit Record High
CHINA - China's maize production could hit a record high of 215 million tonnes in 2013 despite drought and flooding in the country's major breadbaskets, according to estimates by two industry...
24 September 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Look to Uganda to Meet Food Demand
CHINA - The Ugandan Agriculture Minister Tress Bucyanayandi has said he has no problem with China growing food in Africa to tackle its own growing food deficit....
06 September 2013
Crop Industry News from China Almost 20 Per Cent of China's Grain Wasted from Field to Fork
CHINA - A comprehensive new review of food waste in the People's Republic of China has concluded that about 19 of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country go to waste, with related losses...
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