Autumn Grain Harvesting Season Kicks Off in Heilongjiang and Henan

Major grain-supplying provinces in China have entered harvest season. In Heilongjiang, part of the northeastern region known as “China’s granary” for its highly productive black soil, farmers have begun harvesting crops from 2.9 million hectares of fields. Local authorities said they began encouraging farmers to prepare for the autumn harvest last week…Full Article: Xinhua Sept

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Reports Rising Grain Production Costs

High costs in grain production are posing challenges to China’s agricultural competitiveness, a report said. Rapidly-growing labor and land costs have boosted prices of homegrown farm produce to levels near or even higher than imported grain, according to a report by the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…Full Article: ECNS.cn July

Chinese Imports of Wheat, Soybeans, Beef, and Dairy Products Continue to Rise

China’s imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Wheat imports between January and May reached 2.2 million metric tons, an increase of 67.3 percent year-on-year, while import of

Russia Plans to Export 1.5 Million MTs of Agricultural Goods to China in 2018

Russia is planning to export 1.5 million tonnes of agricultural products to China in 2018, namely grain legume crops and sunflower oil under the terms of a long-term contract. By 2028, a total export volume will climb to 52 million tonnes, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said on Wednesday [29 March 2017]…Full Article: TASS Mar

Northern Kazakhstan to Supply 60,000 MTs of Bran (Cereal Grain) to China

Kazakhstan and China have signed the Protocol on inspection and quarantine requirements and sanitary requirements to exported installments of wheat bran, according to Kazinform special correspondent in China…Full Article: KazInform Mar 2017 Key Point In 2017, as a result of the agreement signed between Kazakhstan’s Minister of Agriculture of China’s Minister of AQSIQ, Kazakhstan will

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Expects Soybean Cultivation to Increase by 566,000 Ha in 2017

China’s corn output was up 4.1 percent in the 2015-16 marketing year (September 2015 – August 2016) despite a government-led drive to reduce corn acreage, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday [17 January 2017]. During the period, the country produced 22.4 million metric tons of corn and imported 3.2 million tons – a 41.9 percent

The USA Pushes Back on China’s Import Tariff Rate Quotas for Corn, Wheat, and Rice

The US government on Wednesday [14 December 2016] announced it was taking aim against illegal Chinese restrictions on imports of US grain, as well as price supports China provides for domestic farmers. In what it says is the 15th challenge against China, and the second involving agriculture this year, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said

China’s Asia Pacific Food Capital Signs Agreement with Kazakhstan’s National Export and Investment Agency

Kazakhstan and China intend to create a joint agricultural investment fund [~US$3 billion], Kazinform reports. Creation of the Kazakhstan-Chinese investment fund in the field of agricultural industry is provided by the Cooperation Memorandum between JSC National Export and Investments Agency KAZNEX INVEST of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the RoK and Asia-Pacific Food