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China | 17 July 2018
Farmer grows trees in form of "ecological furniture" in China's Hebei

Shang Chunlin prunes tree branches of an "ecological furniture" in Shenzhou, north China's Hebei Province, July 16, 2018. Shang Chunlin, a 65-year-old farmer, spent years of effort to grow trees in th...


China | 13 July 2018
China embraces AI-driven agriculture, emerges as global technology hothouse

China is facing a number of growing pains, but one in particular has proved more taxing than most: How can China feed its rapidly growing population as the land suitable for cultivation disappears? ...


China | 13 July 2018
Risky business: China's snake farmers cash in on global venom market

Creepy. Crawly. Slithery. Gross. Lots of people are afraid of snakes and would rather not go near the things. But for those willing to put those fears aside, there’s money to be made in the snake busi...


China | 12 July 2018
What Chinese tariffs mean to a geoduck clam farmer

On any given day, about 90 percent of farmed and wild geoduck clams are exported to China. The United States government recently placed tariffs on some Chinese imports into the U.S. The Chinese re...


China | 11 July 2018
Trade war with China worries Texas agriculture

There's a Chinese proverb: Sow melons, reap melons. Sow beans, reap beans. In other words, expect tit for tat. President Donald Trump — and by extension many of the nation's farmers — is seeing ...


China | 10 July 2018
China's farm produce prices see slower declines

China's farm produce prices saw slower declines in the week ending July 8, as vegetable prices stabilized, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce Tuesday. The price index for farm produce ...


China | 29 June 2018
Battling climate change: China deploys drones over farms

As heavy snow swept across China early this year, local media in Central China’s Hubei province reported that farmers used unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to spray de-icing agent, saving over 500...


China | 28 June 2018
China reports H5N1 bird flu at farm

China reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a farm in its north-west Qinghai province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report ...


China | 20 June 2018
Can China kick its animal antibiotic habit?

High in the hills of Fuzhou, surrounded by acres of rustling bamboo, is a small farm that is pioneering something genuinely unusual in China. Here in the Fujian province, they have turned their backs ...


China | 20 June 2018
Agriculture giant brings drones to modernise farming from cornfields to vineyards

A Chinese, government-controlled conglomerate is seeding a bumper crop in big data that’s modernizing the world of farming, from the vineyards of Burgundy to the cornfields of Illinois to the lychee o...


China | 19 June 2018
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment

The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found. The researc...


China | 17 June 2018
China tariffs hit Trump heartland where it hurts

The world’s largest commodities consumer said on Friday that it would levy a first round of tariffs on US$34 billion worth of US agriculture products, as well as cars, starting on July 6. Another US$1...


China | 7 June 2018
China reportedly offered to buy nearly $70 billion of US agriculture

China would buy nearly $70 billion worth of U.S. agriculture and energy products if the Trump administration steps back from tariffs, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources briefed o...


China | 27 May 2018
Chinese vice premier calls for technological innovation in agriculture

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Saturday called for more technological innovation to modernize the country's agricultural sector. Hu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party...


China | 14 May 2018
China's multi-storey hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise “hog hotels”. Privately owned agricultural company Guangxi Yangxiang Co Ltd is running two s...


China | 1 May 2018
Is China a threat to gobble up international agriculture?

According to a study released by USDA’s Economic Research Service, Chinese companies have become players in international agricultural markets over the past years. Chinese officials have ambitious str...


China | 1 May 2018
Understanding China's foreign agriculture investments in developing world

China’s investment in foreign agriculture totaled $26 billion in 2016, with investments in 100 countries. But this may just be the tip of the iceberg. A new report released by the United States Dep...


China | 26 April 2018
A Chinese farm is using AI to breed six billion cockroaches per year

Ever since I recreationally ate insects in the name of journalism in 2016, I’ve had a somewhat visceral reaction to cockroaches. So it’s just as well I don’t live anywhere near Xichang city in southwe...


China | 26 April 2018
In China, coffee shop habits show cultural differences tied to farming

Deeply ingrained cultural differences in everyday behavior between natives of northern and southern China bubble up while sipping coffee in Starbucks and other cafés. How close people sit and wheth...


China | 23 April 2018
Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm in China

Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions". If the largest ever colony of cockroaches escapes it would cause a "cata...


China | 16 April 2018
Chinese farmer kills three then takes his own life in dramatic village shooting

A farmer in northeastern China shot dead three villagers then killed himself while being besieged by police, authorities in Shenyang said. Qi Zuojun, 54, reportedly killed a neighbour, 23, a villa...


China | 16 April 2018
Why China's soybean tariffs matter in US

China’s plan to levy a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans may come as something of a surprise to most Americans. But to a professor of agricultural economics who studies international commo...


China | 23 March 2018
Chinese firms to develop clean agriculture in Laos

The Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in cooperation with China's Hunan Jinye Zhongwang Technology Co., Ltd and Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd, will establish a model organic and bio-fertilizer process...


China | 21 March 2018
Technology reshaping agriculture in China

In Nong'an, a major grain-producing county in northeast China's Jilin Province, a drone flies above the crop fields, spraying a white mist of chemicals. "Drone spraying is five times more efficient...


China | 8 March 2018
African journalists meet China's agriculture minister

Sally Jarju from The Gambia had a chance to raise a question to China's agriculture minister at a press conference of the ongoing session of the National People's Congress on Wednesday. She asked a...


China | 28 February 2018
Farmer's choir from remote China village leaves for Royal Festival Hall tour

A farmer’s choir from a remote Chinese village has left its home country for the first time to star at the Royal Festival Hall, after building an unlikely repertoire practising English hymns and showt...


China | 27 February 2018
More Chinese agriculture firms to venture into ASEAN

The increasingly close cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will see more Chinese agricultural enterprises make their foray into the region moving forward, ...


China | 19 February 2018
Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

It’s been called China’s “pork miracle.” For centuries, pig-rearing in the country was predominantly a backyard occupation. (The etymology of the Chinese character for “home” literally means “house...


China | 9 February 2018
China retaliates against tariffs, takes strike at US agriculture

Last month, the U.S. issued a statement it would be putting 30 percent tariffs on solar panels and washing machines imported from China. Less than two weeks later after the announcement, China is figh...


China | 7 February 2018
China supersizes pig farms to cut costs in world's top pork market

Surrounded by mountains in a remote part of southwestern China, Xinguangan’s first large-scale, modern pig farm is getting ready to produce its first offspring. By the end of the year, 10,000 sows ...