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

USA Files Trade Dispute with WTO over Chinese Grain Subsidies

The Obama administration has challenged China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over “excessive government support” for domestic grain production, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman announced Tuesday [13 September 2016]. The USTR’s office claimed that China’s “market price support” for rice, wheat, and corn in 2015 was estimated to be nearly 100 billion U.S.

China’s COFCO to Set Up Crop Trading Office in Winnipeg, Central Canada

China’s COFCO Agri will open a Canadian crop trading office in Winnipeg [Manitoba Province, central Canada] by the time farmers harvest their new crops, the state-owned agricultural trader said Tuesday [28 June 2016]…Full Article: Alberta Farmer Express June 2016 Key Point COFCO’s Winnipeg office will focus on canola (rapeseed), canola oil, canola meal, wheat, barley,