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China | 16 February 2017
Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets

China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poult...


China | 16 February 2017
Chinese farmer, after 16 years studying the law, takes on polluting corporation

No matter what country you're in, a single farmer taking on a polluting corporation in the courtroom is a huge task in which only really works out for the little guy in the movies. And yet in China, t...


China | 15 February 2017
China bird flu fears hit poultry prices, meat producer shares

Chinese chicken prices sank to their lowest level in more than a decade on Wednesday as fears grow about the spread of bird flu, hurting meat producers' share prices and deepening concerns about deman...


China | 13 February 2017
Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. Live poultry sales have now been sus...


China | 8 February 2017
Global dairy prices up on tight supply, strong Chinese demand

Global dairy prices rose for the second time this year at an auction held on Wednesday, consolidating farmers’ hopes of a recovery. Average prices climbed 1.3 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auc...


China | 8 February 2017
Chinese cities suspend live poultry trade on bird flu fears

An outbreak of a deadly bird flu virus in China's central Hunan province has prompted authorities to put a temporary bar on the sale of live poultry in several cities, the official Xinhua news agency ...


China | 7 February 2017
Farmer spends 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a powerful chemical firm

A Chinese farmer has spent 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a chemical company for allegedly polluting his land. Wang Enlin, who had just three years of education, has won the first...


China | 1 February 2017
'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis. Twenty calves were born, of which 11 survived for more than three months. Bovine TB is ...


China | 27 January 2017
Drones lure young Chinese back to farming

When Guo Jianzhen was a teenager, he would help out in his family’s cotton fields during summer vacations. Carrying a box containing 15 liters of mepiquat chloride on his back, Guo walked the fields o...


China | 20 January 2017
Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

Increased levels of highly pathogenic H7N9 contamination in the environment may be one reason for China's early sudden increase in human cases, Chinese researchers said in a new review of the fifth wa...


China | 14 January 2017
118-stone hog is crowned 'King of the Pigs' in China

A 118-stone pig was crowned the 'King of the Pigs' this week at a weight contest in central China. The animal is apparently so giant that it can carry an adult on the back, according to Huanqiu.co...


China | 13 January 2017
China creates agriculture giant with grain, cotton merger

China’s merger of state cotton and grain reserves companies will create the country’s biggest agriculture product group, state media reported. The State Council approved China National Cotton Reser...


China | 10 January 2017
China's Guangzhou to halt poultry trade for three days during Jan-March

The Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will suspend the trade of live and slaughtered poultry for three-day periods during January to March, the government said, to prevent the spread of avian flu to ...


China | 5 January 2017
China Mengniu offers to buy out Modern Dairy for $826 million

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd (2319.HK) has offered to buy out China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd (1117.HK) for $826 million in a deal that will help it secure a stable supply of raw milk. This follows C...


China | 3 January 2017
China launches rural assets reforms to boost farmers' incomes

China has kicked off reforms to allow farmers to turn their assets into shares in various ventures to help boost their incomes, the country's agriculture minister said on Tuesday. "At the present, ...


China | 22 December 2016
Beijing farmer’s market horror as minivan ploughs into crowd

At least four people have died and dozens are injured after a minivan drove into a farmer’s market in Beijing, China. It comes as a chilling echo of Monday’s terror attack in Berlin, where 12 peopl...


China | 20 December 2016
China's countryside reaps tourism profits from agriculture

As China's economy faces continued downward pressure and settles into a 'new normal' stage, supply-side structural reforms in agriculture are becoming ever more important. Many villages in China are d...


China | 19 December 2016
China to promote public-private partnerships in agriculture

China's government said on Monday it will promote public-private partnerships in its agricultural industry, the latest step to open up and modernise the nation's vast farming sector. Two key govern...


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...