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,

Shandong Ejiao Producer Looks to Australia’s Northern Territory for Donkeys

China’s donkey imports are in line with global demand and help solve the problem of donkey overpopulation in some areas, an entrepreneur said on Monday [24 April 2017]. Ejiao, a kind of gelatin made from donkey hides, is an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. It is often used to treat ailments such as colds

Shandong Province’s Longkou and Qingdao to Establish Agricultural High-Tech Zones

Recently, the provincial government made an agreement to set up a new Agricultural High-tech Industrial Development Zone on the west coast of Qingdao. Moreover, the Longkou provincial Agricultural High-tech Industrial Development Zone was also approved at this time…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar 2017 Key Point The new agricultural projects near The Port of Longkou and

Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Found in 87% of Sampled Chicken Meat in Shandong Province

Drug-resistant bacteria can be found easily in China’s poultry production chain – from hatcheries to supermarkets – according to recent research by scientists from China, the US and Europe, underscoring the need for Beijing to control the use of antibiotics…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2017 Key Points In April 2017, China will ban

Shandong Province Reports Agricultural Exports Rose to US$15.6 Billion in 2016

Shandong Province in east China set a new record of exporting farm products worth 107.5 billion yuan (about 15.6 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, according to the provincial government. Shandong has been the country’s top agricultural product exporter for the past 18 years. Shandong’s farm exports, accounting for nearly a quarter of the nation’s total,