American Rice May Be Headed to China

China has agreed on a protocol to allow imports of U.S. rice, according to a statement released on Thursday [20 July 2017] by a Chinese delegate to the first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington, D.C.. The U.S. can begin shipping rice to China for the first time, after China completes an audit of

Two Companies from Jilin Province Sign MoU to Construct Rice Storage Facility in Cambodia

A proposal for a massive warehouse and silo that has attracted two Chinese investors aims to fill the Kingdom’s conspicuous gap in paddy rice storage capacity, which still falls 60 percent short of the level needed for the country to achieve its goal of 1 million tonnes of annual rice exports…Full Article: The Phnom Penh

Researcher Scientists from South China Agricultural University Create GM Purple Rice

Researchers in China have successfully created genetically modified purple rice that is rich in antioxidants and thus has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, according to the study published this week in the journal Molecular Plant. The added health benefits of the new rice came from high levels of anthocyanins,

Shenzhen’s DJI Technology and USA’s Dow AgroSciences Sign MoU

Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI Innovation Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Dow AgroSciences on Tuesday [27 June 2017] to work on the research and application of crop protection drones and technology…Full Article: China Daily June 2017 Key Point As a result of the MoU, both companies will conduct joint pesticide application experiments on rice

200 Grain-Producing Counties to Take Part in Pilot Agricultural Disaster Insurance Program

A total of 200 major grain-producing Chinese counties will pilot agricultural disaster insurance this year and next year to improve their ability to counter natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Finance…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Point According to the Ministry of Finance, the pilot agricultural disaster insurance program will primarily cover rice, wheat,

Japan’s Agricultural Cooperative, Zen-Noh, to Establish Rice Joint-Venture in China

The umbrella organization for Japan’s farming cooperatives plans to start selling rice directly in China this fiscal year, seeking to cut out the layers of middlemen that have sent retail prices through the roof…Full Article: Nikkei Asian Review Apr 2017 Key Point Japan’s Zen-Noh, aka the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations, is the sole