Agriculture

Noble sells off remaining stake in agribusiness unit to COFCO

Noble group has announced it will sell the remaining 49% of its agribusiness, Noble Agri, to state-

Chinese seed firms look to US market as home turf remains infertile

Popular distrust of genetically-modified foodstuffs and resulting official reticence to approve maj

Danone sells China baby formula unit as tightening regulations loom

French dairy titan Danone SA has sold off the China unit of its baby formula brand Dumex to Yashili

Party mouthpiece calls for grain self-reliance despite high domestic prices

Party mouthpiece announced new measures to reduce dependence on imported grains despite overflowing

Bacteria-hopping gene found in China could enable worldwide antibiotic resistance

Scientists in China have discovered that a gene enabling resistance to the sole remaining fully fun

Corn, wheat prices fall despite price floors, giving hog producers breathing room

Prices for major farm commodities are falling in China despite regulators' attempts to stave off an

Jilin provincial government steps in to save Asia's largest corn processor

Global Bio-Chem, the third-largest corn refiner in the world and Asia's biggest, has been taken ove

Grain Administration cuts corn's price floor for first time since 2008

China's Grain Administration has lowered the price floor for corn grown in northeastern provinces f

Illegal timber from Myanmar surges into China

The flow of illegal timber into China from Myanmar has escalated markedly as Chinese operations ven

China's grain prices under pressure from fall harvest, imports

Grain prices are experiencing strong downward pressure as China's fall harvest arrives,

NDRC considering cut to domestic corn's price floor

The National Development and Reform Commission may be considering a cut to the price floor propping

China's agriculture trade deficit down, but imported grain volumes on the rise

China's agricultural imports are in disarray despite year-on-year trade deficit in agricultural pro

Mainland textile producers setting up shop in southern US

As textile production in China becomes increasingly unprofitable thanks to rising wages and other m

155 Chinese loggers freed in Myanmar as part of national amnesty

155 Chinese loggers were freed from prison on Thursday in Myanmar, where they had been kept after 1

China tariffs' end may not be able to save South Korean kimchi industry

Beijing's pledge to scrap tariffs on South Korean kimchi as part of a free-trade agreement signed i

Beijing asks for return of 153 loggers given life sentence by Myanmar court

Beijing has voiced criticism over the sentencing of 153 Chinese citizens to life in prison by a cou

H1 pork production plunges 4.9% prompting price spike

China's pork production fell 4.9% to 25.74 million tons in the first half of 2015 compared to the s

What China-Vietnam trade balance figures miss, misstate and mask

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Official disgraced in 2008 milk scandal scores prime position at agriculture ministry

Wang Zhicai, an official fired over the tainted milk scandal of 2008 that saw as many as 300,000 si

Crackdown on illegal meat drives smugglers to more dangerous measures

A crackdown on meat smuggling by Beijing appears to be driving smugglers at China's bo

Central bank cuts lending, deposit rates and targets some reserve requirements

The People's Bank of China on Saturday cut both the country's one-year benchmark lending rate and o

Authorities seize 100,000 tons of smuggled meat, some up to 40 years old

100,000 tons of smuggled frozen chicken wings, beef and pork with packing dates reaching as far bac

Study finds China's rivers flooded with antibiotics from human, animal waste

Overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has led to high concentrations of the most common vari

Beijing plans to store yet more grain as demand still far short of supply

China's central government is planning to build another 50 million tons of granary capacity to hous

85% of Australian goods to enter China tariff-free under new trade pact

Australia and China have signed a free trade pact allowing 85% of Australian goods to enter the lat

China cotton imports expected to fall 45% this year

Declining imports from China are combining with unexpectedly large cotton crops around the world to

State-owned distiller sued by family claiming ownership of fermentation pits

A court has accepted a suit from a family claiming to be the true owners of 16 fermentation pits us

Baijiu brewers hit with hangover following end of government bulk orders

China's baijiu giants are stumbling their way through a hangover as firms attempt to find new marke

Belarus, China agree to potash provisions and $1bn in bank loans

A meeting between Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Su

New national security law calls for protection of economic interests

An expansive new draft law on national security targets all corners of society and calls for protec

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