Agriculture

China and Brazil sign corn deal

China said on Tuesday that it signed a deal on March 31 to allow substantial imports of Brazilian c

China imposes restrictions on US pig imports

China has restricted imports of live pigs from the US amid worries over a fatal swine virus,

Chinese milk demand drives record US dairy profits

American milk producers are enjoying a windfall thanks in part to surging exports to China,

SEC sues Chinese hog firm

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued a Chinese animal feed and hog provider on Tuesday over

China ditches grain self-sufficiency policy

China's State Council has set grain output targets below domestic consumption rates, effectively ab

China pulls out of Thai rice deal

China has cancelled a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of Thai rice, about 14% of the country’s annua

Building a Chinese floor under the market

Market Roundup: January 24

Beijing pledges to reduce pollution and ensure food safety

Chinese authorities have pledged to improve the rural environment and ensure food safety and securi

Beijing has rice to go around, but that might not be enough

Feeding China

China’s Bright Food to acquire Australia’s Mundella

China's Bright Food Group said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Australian cheese and yoghurt produc

Cofco bids for stake in dutch grain trader

Cofco, China’s largest state-owned grain trader, has offered to buy a minority stake in Nidera, a D

Up to 2.5% of China's soil too contaminated to farm

Data released by the Ministry of Land and Resources this week in Beijing indicated as much as 2.5%

US accuses Chinese nationals of stealing seed technology

US federal prosecutors filed charges against two groups of Chinese nationals, saying they separatel

Counting the problems with China’s master urbanization plan

Urban development

Edging local governments out of the land market

Series: In the red (part three)

China may phase out sugar stockpiling: NDRC

China may eliminate a sugar stockpiling program that has helped boost inventories to a record but h

China rice production to see drop this year

China is expected to see its grain yield decrease this year as farmers reach production limits and

Fungus halts New Zealand apple exports to China

New Zealand government officials said Wednesday that the country has suspended all apple exports to

Shareholders approve Smithfield acquisition

Shuanghui International is sealing shareholder approval for its proposed US$4.7 billion takeover of

Activist investor backs Shuanghui’s bid for Smithfield

An activist investor in US pork producer Smithfield Foods (SFD.NYSE) said it will back a takeover b

China Huishan mulls $1.3b IPO

Chinese milk producer China Huishan Dairy is scheduled to raise up to US$1.3 billion through an IPO

Ammonia leaks kills 15 at Shanghai factory

An ammonia leak at a frozen-seafood plant in Shanghai killed 15 workers on Saturday,

Farmers need control of the ground under their feet

Selling China's rural lands

Cows the latest technology China wants to transfer

Milking the dairy boom

China approves major shipment of Argentine corn

China received a 60,000 ton shipment of genetically modified Argentine corn, its first from the cou

Beijing bans all New Zealand milk powder imports

China has halted all milk powder imports from New Zealand after a bacteria that could cause botulis

Beijing is delicately super-sizing the country's farms

China’s factory farms

China goes on global wheat-buying frenzy

China is on track to buy the largest quantities of wheat in nine years after storms this year have

China to sample pollution levels in soil

State-backed Xinhua news agency announced Wednesday that the government will conduct a nationwide s

China poultry-plant fire kills 119

A fire at a chicken slaughterhouse in China's northern Jilin province killed at least 119 people Mo

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