Agriculture

MofCom to strengthen regulation of sugar markets

China's Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) said Sunday it will strengthen regulation of sugar markets to en

Fonterra takes $30m stake in Hebei dairy

New Zealand's dairy giant Fonterra said it would invest US$30 million in a dairy farm in Yutian, Hebei

China's wine market develops

Rain and Corn

Graham Earnshaw walks west from Shanghai when he has the time, always starting from the last place he stopped. This month we find him in Luojia town, Peng'an county, Sichuan province

Fertile paranoia: China shouldn't worry about a Potash Corp takeover

BHP Billiton's (BHP.NYSE, BLT.LSE, BHP.ASX) US$40 billion takeover bid for Canada's Potash Corp of Sas

Chinese farm produce prices up for 11th consecutive week

Farm produce prices in 36 large and medium cities in China have risen for 11 weeks in a row,

New Zealand farmers look for equal land deals with China

New Zealand farmers are looking to have equal rights to buy land in China if Chinese investors want to

China corn imports spike in January-July period

China imported 282,000 metric tons of corn between January and July this year, 56 times the quantity o

Overgrown

China's fertilizer industry suffers from oversupply, but consolidation is just around the corner

China Green Holdings profits up 27% on corn sales

China Green Holdings (0904.HK) reported a 27% rise in annual profit shortly after a record dive in the

Hopu considering a bid for Potash

Chinese private-equity fund Hopu Investment Management is leading a consortium considering a bid for C

Land rush

Despite policy reforms, industrial land conversions continue to eat away at China’s agricultural sector

China to roll out weather insurance

Beijing is planning to provide weather insurance coverage to help rural residents cope with natural di

Tainted milk seized in Qinghai

Government inspectors in western Qinghai province on July 9 seized some 76 tons of dairy ingredients a

Mutual suspicions

Agricultural markets in the US and China should be complementary, but conflicting agendas keep the trade barriers up

Next super rice to be developed by 2012

Yuan Longping, director of the National Hybrid Rice Engineering Technology Research Center, announced

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.

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