Agriculture

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

Scales askew

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

Promising protection plan comes late in the game for China's drying, degraded waters

Thirsty work

Farmers cry foul after domestic seed firm's rice hit with fungal infection

Shenzhen-listed Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture has halted sales of its Liangyou 0293 variety o

Antibiotics abuse makes China's pork industry a hotbed for drug-resistant bugs

Growth addiction

House view: Three trends plowing ahead in Chinese agriculture

Spotting sprouts

Citizens take agriculture ministry to court over Monsanto weedkiller

The Beijing No.

China's grain self-sufficiency policy lives on after its official demise

Cereal dysfunction

China-owned Smithfield Foods sees profits swell on pork demand

Top US pork processor Smithfield Foods (SFD.NYSE) -- owned by Chinese company WH Group (0288.HKG),

Beijing seeks home-grown seedmaker to dominate China market

Beijing is seeking its own seed developer to fend off global agribusiness behemoths like DuPont (DD

Fonterra buys 18.8% stake in mainland baby food & formula firm

New Zealand dairy export heavyweight Fonterra (FCG.NZE) has purchased an 18.8% stake in mainland ba

China's farmers still cash-starved as banks clean balance sheets

Official calls for China's major banks to lend to farmers have been effectively undone by other off

White House files WTO case against China export subsidies

US trade representative Michael B.

China struggles to protect both forests and farmers

Growth vs growth

China imports of US hogs down thanks to restrictions, economy

China's corn stockpiles climb as policy pushes prices higher

A corn stockpiling policy begun in 2008 to raise rural income in China has raised domestic corn pri

US, China reach deal on imports of American apples

American and Chinese officials have reached a deal allowing for the import and sale on the mainland

NDRC unshackles prices for a new slew of commodities and services

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has freed the prices of 24 commodities an

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