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03 September 2013
Crop Industry News from China Sorghum Research may Benefit Crop Improvement
CHINA - A consortium of researchers from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Qld) and BGI has discovered that sorghum, a drought-tolerant...
30 August 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Rise
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuffs in China rose by a small amount in the week of 19-25 August according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities conducted by the Chinese Ministry...
20 August 2013
Crop Industry News from China RMB 500 million Grant for Agricultural Development
CHINA - The Chinese government is to provide RMB 500 million to support agricultural modernisation in eight provinces. ...
16 August 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Pesticide Producers Eye US Competition
CHINA - Chinese pesticide producers are looking to compete with the "Big Six" agriculture chemical (ag-chem) companies....
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - The price of meats remained basically stable showing only a slight increase, with the wholesale price of pork rising by one per cent as compared to the previous week. ...
12 August 2013
Crop Industry News from China Food Prices Keep Rising
CHINA - The prices of agri-foodstuffs in China kept rising during the week of 29 July to 4 August according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large sized cities conducted by the Ministry...
05 August 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Agricultural Food Prices Keep Rising
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuffs in China kept rising last week according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce(MOFCOM). ...
31 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Food Safety is 'Shared Responsibility'
CHINA - The agriculture ministry has announced that it will build a system to ensure the safety of agricultural products within five years, amid growing public concern about food safety....
26 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Affected by Weather
CHINA - Last week hot and rainy weather in China had an effect on agri-food prices in China. ...
23 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China UN-funded Cassava Program Makes Progress
CHINA - The UN-funded program "Improved Cassava Variety Extension" has made steady progress by China-aided Agro-technology Demonstration Center in the Republic of Congo (ROC). The experts of...
17 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China China's Farm Produce Prices Retreat Last Week
CHINA - Farm produce prices in 36 major Chinese cities went down last week, as wholesale prices of eight aquatic products shed 0.6 per cent from a week earlier, the latest data showed Tuesday...
12 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Agrifood Prices Remain Steady
CHINA - Agricultural food prices taken from a sample 36 medium and large sized cities remained stable over the last week according to a survey from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, MOFCOM. ...
10 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China Agricultural Product Prices Fall
CHINA - Prices of edible agricultural products taken from a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities across China fell for the second consecutive week in the week of 24-30 June, according to...
Crop Industry News from China China Pumps RMB2.58 Billion into Agricultural Industrialisation
CHINA - The central government has set aside a 2.58 billion yuan (417.31 million US dollars) subsidy to boost the amount of loans for the agricultural industrialization, the Ministry of Finance...
08 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Soybean Production Forecast to Remain Unchanged
CHINA - Post’s MY13/14 soybean production forecast of 12 million tons planted on 6.8 million hectares (MHa) and MY13/14 soybean imports forecast to reach 67.5 million tons remain unchanged...
Crop Industry News from China China’s Wheat Production in MY13/14 Revised Downward
CHINA - Post’s estimate for China’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 13/14 is revised to 118 million tons, a two per cent decrease from the previous year, due to yield losses from...
04 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Expected To Import More Wheat
CHINA - Chinese flour mills bought wheat from France in June, a rare purchase that highlights China’s concerns about its low-quality harvest amid recent declines in global prices....
03 July 2013
Crop Industry News from China Farm Machines Play Vital Role in Wheat Harvest
CHINA - As of 27 June, with the help of agricultural machinery, China has completed winter wheat harvest by 21.47 million hectares, more than 94 per cent of the total harvesting area. 540,000...
26 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China China's Produce Prices See Slight Decrease
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in 36 major Chinese cities slightly retreated last week on rising supplies, according to new official data....
Crop Industry News from China The Challenge of Feeding China
CHINA - With young, educated rural workers attracted by the lure of higher wages in urban areas, should the Chinese government take measures to ensure an adequate supply of labor for agriculture?...
19 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China China's Farm Produce Prices Slightly Up
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in 36 major Chinese cities slightly climbed last week, according to new official data. ...
17 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China Agri-food Prices Rise Marginally
CHINA - The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June. ...
13 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China China to Tighten Punishment for Work Safety Crimes
CHINA - The Supreme People's Court called for courts at all levels to strongly deal with crimes related to work safety in a Wednesday (12 June) statement. ...
11 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China China to Hold Nationwide Safety Overhaul
CHINA - China will carry out a three-month nationwide safety overhaul with a focus on high-risk sectors and labor-intensive factories, according to a circular released by the State Council....
10 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Expected to Reap Bumper Summer Grains Harvest
CHINA - China is likely to mark its tenth consecutive year of reaping a bumper harvest of summer grain crops in 2013, said Minister Han Changfu while observing harvest activities in Zhumadian...
06 June 2013
Crop Industry News from China Beijing Applies ‘Helicopter‘ in Wheat Pest Control
CHINA - The Beijing Agricultural Bureau has spent 500,000 yuan ($81,490) introducing a homemade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for vegetable protection in Shunyi district. The vehicle will help...
17 May 2013
Crop Industry News from China Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Fertiliser Use
CHINA - Scientists have demonstrated how improvements in nitrogen fertiliser manufacture and their application could help reduce China's agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by around 60 per...
26 April 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - The prices of agri-foodstuffs in China remained stable last week (April 15-21) according to the survey of prices in 36 medium and large sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce, MOFCOM. ...
22 April 2013
Crop Industry News from China China's Hybrid Rice to help Philippines Achieve Self-Sufficiency
CHINA - By using the hybrid rice technology successfully developed by China, the Philippines, one of the world's largest rice importers, could become self- sufficient in the staple food and could...
18 April 2013
Crop Industry News from China Food Price Index Up – Meat Prices Down
CHINA - The price of agri-foodstuff s in China rose by small margin last week (8-14 April) after a fall for seven consecutive weeks according to monitoring by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)...
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