Agriculture

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

Overcrowded farms led to pig dumping

Overcrowding on pig farms around Shanghai may have led to the dumping of some 16,000 hog carcasses

Bird flu losses in poultry sector reach US$1.6bn

The outbreak of the H7N9 strain of avian flu has cost China’s poultry sector more than US$1.6 billi

Report: Lasting damage to China's soil

China's soil is highly contaminated with fertilizers and pesticides misused during the country's pu

Big bad bird

Which companies stand to gain and lose most from China’s bird flu outbreak?

Selling the family farm

How much longer will China’s traditional farmer plow the fields?

US cotton prices rise on weak sales of Chinese stockpiles

US cotton prices hit a 12-week high, as demand from Chinese mills increased in light of the poor fi

China corn imports on pace to top 4m-ton USDA estimate

China has purchased 120,000 metric tons of US corn for shipment by the end of August, bringing its

China’s water woes

In Iowa, an unlikely solution

Asian Citrus raises dividend following fraud allegations

Asian Citrus (ACHL.LON, 0073.HKG), a Chinese company that makes and sells vegetable and fruit juice

This week in China

Feel my soft power; suspicious bulges

New Zealand to reconsider Chinese farm purchases

New Zealand's High Court ordered the government to reconsider a Chinese company's purchase of 16 fa

China signs $4.3bn soybean deal with US

China agreed to import 8.62 million metric tons of soybean oilseed from US suppliers, a pledge valu

Xi's Iowa visit may point to deeper agricultural ties

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will make a two-day stop in Iowa this week that may result in dee

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