Int’l Trade Center unveils Market Price Information portal

The International Trade Centre (ITC) said Tuesday that it has launched the Market Price Information portal, an online database giving access to live updates and prices for more than 100 agriculture products. The portal was launched with a view to improve transparency in trade and help improve the decision-making processes for micro, small and medium-sized […]

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 edged down 0.1 percent in the past week, narrowing from a 0.8-percent fall the previous week. The index for production materials fell 0.5 […]

Yuan Longping: Changsha Expected to See Rice Yield of 1,500 Kg per Mu

A ceremony summarizing and celebrating Hunan’s achievements made last year in the “Planting Three to Produce Four” high-yielding project of super hybrid rice was held on December 21, where Academician Yuan Longping, known as father of hybrid rice, elaborated his new technology roadmap for developing super hybrid rice. This project refers to the plan to […]

Chongqing introduces Droughtmasters from Australia

Chongqing introduces Droughtmasters from Australia

Yunyang County of Chojngqing introduced 98 stocks of droughtmaster from Australia on October 16, 2012. It was the first large-scale introduction of breeder droughtmasters in China, said Zhang Jian, director of the Three Gorges Branch of Chongqing Science Academy of Animal Husbandry. This county spent nearly 3 million yuan buying the droughtmasters. The droughtmaster is […]

China publishes farmer loan regulations

China’s banking regulator announced Saturday that its regulations on farmer loans will come into force on Jan. 1 next year. The regulations, which have recently been published by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), will regulate farmer loan issuance and help financial institutions strengthen risk management to avoid bad debts, according to a statement from […]

China’s autumn grain output to hit record high

China’s grain output this autumn is likely to hit a record high and bring a ninth year of consecutive growth in the annual output, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) predicted on Friday. The acreage for growing grain crops is expected to expand by around 733,300 hectares to 111 million hectares this year, […]

Xinjiang sets world record for cotton production

Xinjiang sets world record for cotton production

Chinese scientists have set a world record by harvesting 12,575 kg of seed cotton on a single hectare of land in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, data released Sunday showed. The output, 838.31 kg per mu (0.067 hectares), has surpassed the former world record by over 100 kg per mu, said Li Xueyuan, deputy […]

Monsanto in Talks with China’s Sinochem to Strengthen Ties

Monsanto in Talks with China’s Sinochem to Strengthen Ties

The U.S. seeds producer Monsanto is in talks with the Chinese Sinochem (中化)to “significantly” strengthen its ties with the company. The negotiations could lead to the creation of a joint venture or a marketing agreement. Discussions between the two companies have been difficult, since they touch on policy issues for China, including food independence. Sinochem […]