Agriculture

WTO rules against US poultry ban

The WTO issued an interim ruling stating that the US import ban on Chinese poultry violated food safet

Corn prices recover on China crop concerns

Corn prices rebounded from a five-week low on concerns that dry weather in central China may reduce cr

Drought continues in Yunnan; 8 million face food shortage

Over 8 million people are facing a grain shortage due to the ongoing drought in southwest China's Yunn

Corn futures hit two-month high with rising Chinese demand

Corn futures rose 0.3% to US$3.7825 a bushel, a two-month high largely a result of increasing demand f

$352 million: The amount of government funding allocated to maintain grain and oil production as extreme weather conditions threaten harvests

Pork prices may spike later this year as supply declines

Pork prices may rise in the second half of the year as farmers respond to recent low meat prices and h

Taizinai enters liquidation

Taizinai dairy group has fallen into provisional liquidation, owings its lenders US$440 million, the

Home brew

China's coffee output is growing, but quality issues remain

China opposed to bluefin tuna ban

A motion to ban cross border trade in bluefin tuna caught in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean un

China to introduce more rules on food safety amid health scares

China will implement tighter controls on animal feed to secure animal health and "restore public confi

Waste not, want not

China's farmers switch to industrial wastewater for irrigation

China launches melamine checks

China announced Tuesday that it has instituted a nationwide program of safety checks for melamine-tain

Peddling procreation

China's demand for beef and milk has been a boon for foreign breeders

Securing green sources

A Singapore company, Hu Lee Impex, has for 10 years been farming in China.

Tainted milk leads to Shanghai dairy shutdown

A Shanghai dairy producer was shut down by local authorities last week when its milk powder was found

DDGS to China

DDGS in North America comes mainly from plants that produce ethanol for oxygenated fuels. The remaining 1 to 2% of DDGS is produced by the alcohol beverage industry.The United States is very keen on selling DDGS to China although no one is quite, quite certain that there could be no adverse affects.

Price cut puts Sinochem's Nufarm bid on shaky ground

Sinochem cut its takeover price for Australian agricultural chemical group Nufarm by 8% to US$2.3 bill

Ministry of Agriculture approves modified rice strains

The Ministry of Agriculture has issued health certificates for two strains of domestically developed g

Speculators make garlic bubble

There is now a commodity bubble in garlic as speculators force the price up 15 fold by storing and speculating in the somewhat noxious plant. There is a belief garlic can keep away swine flu.

Greenpeace on 'GE rice'

Lorena Luo, Greenpeace's food and agriculture campaigner in China, on the government’s recent

Origin Agritech cleared to sell GM corn seed in China

Origin Agritech, China's third-largest seed producer, won approval from China's Ministry of Agricultur

Guangdong badly struck by drought

Sinochem eyes Australia's Nufarm

Chinese farmers' net income increases

Parched, but still breathing

Despite prophecies that China will run dry, the water supply situation has yet to reach crisis point

China to avoid investing in overseas farm land

A senior government official has said that China will avoid investing in overseas farmland, particular

China may widen controls on foreign agriculture investment

China may broaden restrictions on foreign investment in the oilseed processing sector to other crops,

Suppress incomes, suppress consumption

Huang Yasheng, professor of political economy and international management at MIT’s Sloan School of

Suppress incomes, suppress consumption

Huang Yasheng, professor of political economy and international management at MIT’s Sloan School of

The rules: Protecting farmers' land-use rights

Rural land tenure in China operates on a contract basis, with each contract lasting 30 years.

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