Xinjiang Region Utilizes Cotton-Picking Machinery

Machines are replacing hundreds of thousands of migrant workers picking cotton in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the biggest cotton production base in the country. At this time of year Xinjiang’s cotton growers would usually have started hiring workers to pick their cotton…Full Article: Xinhua Oct 2017 Key Points According to the head of

Azerbaijan Seeks Chinese Investment in its Silk, Tea, and Cotton Industries

Azerbaijan develops its agricultural cooperation with China in new dimensions as it does in all other spheres of the economy. Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ilham Guliyev made the remark at a meeting with a Chinese delegation led by the chairman of the Board of the Beijing-based Norinco International Cooperation Ltd, Wang Yitong…Full Article: AzerNews Aug

The Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange to Launch Cotton Yarn Futures in August

China will soon launch a new commodity futures contract as the country pushes for development of its commodity derivatives market. Starting from Aug. 18, cotton yarn futures will be trading on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, with preparation work for the launch already completed, said the China Securities Regulatory Commission in a statement Friday [4 August

China Securities Regulatory Commission Approves Cotton Yarn Futures Trading on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange

China’s securities regulator has recently approved the launch of cotton yarn futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, according to an official statement. The cotton yarn futures, together with the cotton futures that already traded, will help companies in the industry to hedge against and improve the management of risks, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

Scientific Study on Illegal GM Cotton in China Offers Insight on Battling Pest Resistance

An 11-year investigation spanning six Chinese provinces suggested that the black-market cotton seeds cut pesticide use and boosted cotton yields thanks to their long-term resistance to pests. The study published this month in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) said the seeds were

State-Owned Henan Farm Invests in Tajik and Ukrainian Farmland

Duan Lin manages vast swathes of farmland in central China’s Henan Province. Next week, the agricultural specialist will fly to Tajikistan to inspect 1,600 hectares of farmland he runs there. Duan comes from a family of agricultural businessmen. His grandfather, Duan Shouming, was among the first generation of farmers who came in 1956 to develop

Xinjiang Region Sets Ambitious Target to Create 100,000 New Textile Jobs in 2017

Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a major cotton production base in Northwest China, is aiming to create more than 100,000 new textile jobs in 2017, through intensive processing projects such as garment manufacturing. Yin Xiaodong, an official in the region’s textile industry, said Monday [9 January 2017] that the number would account for two-thirds of planned

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Considering Functional Zoning for Certain Crops

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is mulling to establish grain production function zones as well as key agricultural product production protection zones to ensure key agricultural product safety and supply, according to Yu Xinrong, vice minister of MOA…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Dec 2016 Key Point Officials are considering agricultural function zones in northeastern China (i.e.