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,

Shaanxi-based Company Carries Out Crop Research Near Almaty, Kazakhstan

While energy remains the core of cooperation between China and Kazakhstan, the two nations have also cultivated agricultural links in recent years. In a field near the western foot of Tianshan Mountain, which forms a natural border between the countries, wheat is being grown from Chinese seeds on 200 hectares of land…Full Article: ECNS.cn May

Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Team Up on Agricultural Research

Beijing continues to strengthen agricultural research and innovation as the country calls for deepening structural reform in the agricultural sector. An agricultural innovation lab, jointly established by Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in December, will offer technological solutions on food safety, farming environment and pest control…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017 Key Points The Beijing Academy

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

Beijing Academic Responds to USA’s WTO Grain Subsidy Dispute

On Sept 13, the United States initiated WTO dispute proceedings against China, claiming that Beijing had provided support for farmers in excess of its commitment to the World Trade Organization. Among the crops in contention are wheat, Indica rice, Japonica rice, and corn…Full Article: ChinaDaily Sept 2016 Key Point According to the Dean of the