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China | 9 December 2016
China sees huge potential in agriculture investment

China's agriculture sector is attracting growing investment amid government efforts to push integrated development in rural areas, official data showed on Thursday. In the first three quarters, Chi...


China | 23 November 2016
China, U.S. pledge to promote agricultural cooperation

Officials from China and United States on Tuesday hailed the two countries' agriculture cooperation and pledged to strengthen the partnership. Agriculture is one of the earliest, most productive an...


China | 23 November 2016
China's growing appetite for Nebraska beef, pork, popcorn benefits farmers

A snack Americans love, and Nebraska farmers grow, is headed in greater volume to China. Farmer Daryl Hunnicutt, an owner of Preferred Popcorn recently had a chance to see that first hand. He sa...


China | 21 November 2016
Cattle station deal: Chinese cleared on giant Kimberley sale

A new company backed with ­Chinese money has received ­Foreign Investment Review Board approval to seal the purchase of four Kimberley cattle stations for $100 million. The aggregation of propertie...


China | 7 November 2016
Chinese investors show growing interest in Australian agriculture

Chinese ownership of Australian farming land has climbed above three million hectares as an increasing number of Chinese investors show their interest in Australian agriculture. A flurry of signifi...


China | 2 November 2016
Chinese buying pushes dairy prices to two-year-highs

Whole milk powder prices at the GlobalDairyTrade surged to their highest level in more than two years, as Chinese importers bought aggressively. Whole milk powder prices at the auction, which is ru...


China | 31 October 2016
Chinese investment and the fight for Australia's largest cattle empire

The Outback may have just become a little less Australian. On Friday, a consortium of four farming families withdrew their bid for the country’s largest cattle empire, a 39,155-square mile plot that s...


China | 31 October 2016
China promotes transfer of farmland use right

A policy of promoting and standardizing the transfer of the right to use farmland from rural residents to commercial entities is expected to raise the efficiency of agricultural production in China. ...


China | 26 October 2016
China's wheat problem set to worsen in 2017

China surely does not need any more wheat in its bins, but Beijing's latest pricing nearly ensures that the country's oversupply will remain burdensome both for the Chinese and the world through at le...


China | 25 October 2016
China busts gang selling expired Fonterra dairy products

Chinese police have arrested 19 people for repackaging and selling expired dairy products originally from New Zealand giant Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd, a Shanghai regulator said on Monday, the la...


China | 24 October 2016
China set to modernise its agriculture

China has easily transformed into a financial hub from in its initial status as an agriculture economy. The entire Chinese economy may not be agriculturally based now, but some decades ago it was. ...


China | 20 October 2016
Chinese firm to build $2bn agriculture SEZ

Kampong Speu province will soon be home to a Chinese-funded agricultural special economic zone (SEZ) with facilities to research plant diseases, after the Ministry of Agriculture and Tian Rui (Cambodi...


China | 12 October 2016
Adoption of GMO crops could improve health of Chinese farmers

It is notable that the adoption of GM glyphosate-tolerant crops increases glyphosate use but reduces non-glyphosate herbicide use; and adoption of GM insect-resistant crops significantly reduces insec...


China | 12 October 2016
Chinese 'seed spy' gets three years in prison

Corn is king in Iowa and, like every king, there’s always someone wrangling to take the crown. In this case it was a Chinese national named Mo Hailong, aka Robert Mo, who was trying to steal patent...


China | 10 October 2016
Chinese find key to buy farmland and the rise of a new force

There are two key lessons for Australia’s broader agricultural sector from yesterday’s announcement of the bid for the Kidman cattle empire from Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and its ­Chinese pa...


China | 6 October 2016
China agriculture group eyes ‘ambitious’ Australia expansion

China’s largest privately-held agricultural group is seeking to expand in Australia, in spite of a crackdown by Canberra on foreign ownership of farmland and tougher rules governing overseas investmen...


China | 5 October 2016
Chinese anti-corruption campaign will hit EU dairy growth

It's hard to be believe that an anti-corruption drive amongst Beijing's political elite would affect a farmer's milk cheque over 8,000km in Bullyboy. Such are the ripple effects of the global marke...


China | 30 September 2016
Will big agriculture mergers impact smallholder farmers?

A tsunami-sized wave of corporate megamergers sweeping the agrochemical industry has the potential to reshape the landscape of global farming and food production. If approved, the multibillion doll...


China | 23 September 2016
China lays groundwork to be major producer of GMO crops

China has a fifth of the world’s population, but only about 7 percent of its arable land. Farming plus safe and healthy foods are national obsessions. So it came as no surprise that government-own...


China | 23 September 2016
China to reopen beef market to American producers after 13 years

American beef producers are expected get access to China for the first time in 13 years, raising the possibility that the U.S. could recapture lost market share in one of the fastest-growing global ma...


China | 20 September 2016
China to invest $450 billion in agriculture

Over the next four years the Chinese government will invest 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) into developing the country’s agriculture, the official state news agency Xinhua reports. The state-run Ag...


China | 19 September 2016
China to invest $450 billion modernizing agriculture by 2020

The Agricultural Development Bank of China [AGDBC.UL], one of the country's main policy lenders, agreed to loan at least 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) by 2020 for the modernization of China's agricul...


China | 14 September 2016
Floating farm could grow food on empty cargo ships

About 90 percent of the world's goods are carried by sea, with more than 70 percent in shipping containers carrying everything from TVs to sportswear from Asia to the rest of the world. But the global...


China | 14 September 2016
US takes China to WTO over farm subsidies

The US has accused China of illegally subsidising rice, corn and wheat farmers, adding agriculture to a growing list of Washington's concerns over Chinese overproduction and distortion of global marke...


China | 5 September 2016
E-commerce firm enters into strategic partnership with agricultural company

JD.com Inc, a China-based e-commerce firm, has enterted into a strategic partnership with agriculture e-commerce company Yimutian which is backed by GX Capital and Sequoia Capital, the China Money Net...


China | 23 August 2016
Shipping dairy cows to China is 'ecomomic treason', Winston Peters says

Dairy giant Fonterra has been accused of "economic treason" after shipping thousands of dairy cows from Timaru to China. However, the company says it is important to be realistic about the scale of...


China | 15 August 2016
China backs GMO soybeans in push for hi-tech foods

China, which has spent billions of euro researching GMO crops, has already embraced the technology for cotton but has not yet permitted the cultivation of any biotech food crops amid fears from some c...


China | 12 August 2016
After decades of wariness, China to grow GMOs

The Chinese have long been wary of genetically modified organisms. The country allows imports of genetically modified corn and soybeans for animal feed. But it’s held off on domestic commercialization...


China | 11 August 2016
China's insatiable soybean hunger eats into record US crop

U.S. farmers just can’t seem to grow enough soybeans to satisfy China. For the third year in a row, U.S production is expected to set a record, the best such string since 1979. Yet, with output dro...


China | 10 August 2016
China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture

China will push for the commercialization of genetically modified soybeans over the next five years as it seeks to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector, potentially boosting output of the cr...