The subsidy program: Buyers and sellers

Offering 13% subsidies to rural residents on purchases of home appliances is seen by Beijing as a m

Spending is patriotic

Beijing wants farmers to consume more. Land reform, not subsidies, is the best way to make them do it

Official: Rural incomes face pressures in 2009

A senior agricultural official said that job losses and a decline in farm product prices will make it

Wheat crop at risk

A senior official overseeing drought relief efforts said China's wheat crop could suffer significant d

North China on drought alert

China's northern provinces are facing the worst drought since 1951,

Brazil wants Chinese investment in supply chains

Brazil is seeking investment from China in its ports and roads as part of efforts to improve the suppl

Government to overhaul dairy industry

China has announced a plan to overhaul its scandal-plagued dairy industry,

Feed factory closed over melamine suspicions

Authorities in Shenyang, Liaoning have closed an animal feed processing factory and detained its owner

China targets feed makers in wake of dairy scandal

China's Agriculture Ministry banned the use of melamine in feed production more than a year before the

Melamine in animal feed an 'open secret'

The chemical melamine, at the center of a scandal in China's dairy industry, is frequently added to an

Beijing to boost prices for grain reserve purchases

Beijing will raise substantially the price it pays for various grains for its national reserves in the

Land lovers: Rural land-use reform makes sense

When it comes to making public statements, the Chinese Communist Party often opts for trends rather

Land lovers: Rural land-use reform makes sense

When it comes to making public statements, the Chinese Communist Party often opts for trends rather

Farmers expected to be allowed to trade land titles

Plans to allow farmers to trade their land titles will come under discussion at a meeting of China's C

Of pigs and cows

Of pigs and cows

China's agriculture ministry expects record grain output

China may bring in a record grain harvest this year following an increase in the planting area,

Beijing: Developed farmland must be replaced

Beijing has directed local governments to replace farmland designated for development with equal-sized

Bean counting

China's attempts to reduce foreign soybean influence are economically misguided

China becomes net food importer in first half

China became a net food importer in cash terms in the first half of this year as a result of rising fo

COFCO, Itochu to combat food price rises

COFCO will join with Japanese trading firm Itochu to buy grain and other agricultural commodities in g

State Council wants to fast track GM crops

China's State Council said genetically modified (GM) crops must be developed more quickly in order to

China eyes farmland investments abroad

A proposal by China's Ministry of Agriculture will encourage Chinese companies to buy farmland abroad,

Huge hike in fertilizer export taxes

Export taxes on fertilizer and some related raw materials export taxes will be raised by up to 100 per

China to pay farmers more for rice, wheat

China said it would increase payments to farmers for rice and wheat in order to boost supply and lower

Beijing to educate farmers on land rights

Beijing will increase efforts to educate farmers on property rights and encourage them to resolve land

Industry standards created for live pig futures

A government panel passed China's first standards for a futures market for live pigs on Monday,

Grain export taxes introduced

Grain exports are now subject to a temporary export tax which will last until the end of the year, the

Apple crop to fall short of juice demand

China, is facing apple shortages this year due to further rises in demand for apple juice and poor wea

Blue-ear disease declining

Blue-ear disease is under control, according to a top government official,


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