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.

China National Cotton Reserves Corporation to be Absorbed by Sinograin in SASAC Shakeup

China’s state-asset watchdog said Wednesday [21 November 2016] that China National Cotton Reserves Corporation will no longer be under its supervision and be merged with another state-owned company. The state cotton reserve manager will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Grain Reserves Corporation (Sinograin), the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) said in a

Spiking Agricultural Commodity Prices Stir Concern in China

China’s securities regulator has called for tighter oversight of agricultural commodity trading amid concerns that speculation could be driving an unusual surge in prices for staples ranging from garlic and ginger to iron ore and coal. Fang Xinghai, the deputy head of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), on Saturday said the market should be monitored

Chinese Experts Assisting Cotton Production in Osh Region, Kyrgyzstan

“Chinese seeds, fertilizers and pesticides are revitalizing our cotton fields,” said 60-year-old Nurdinov Nizomidin, as he wedged his feet through his lush cropland in southern Kyrgyzstan, smiling…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2016 Key Point In 2003, China sent experts from its Institute of Cotton Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) to Kara-Suu,