CITIC and Longping High-Tech Agriculture Complete Acquisition of Dow’s Brazilian Corn Seed Assets

Citic Agri Fund has completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of some of Dow Chemical Co.’s Brazil agriculture assets, a move that has netted the company a significant chunk of the country’s huge agricultural sector…Full Article: Caixin Dec 2017 Key Point As a result of the acquisition, Citic Agri Fund now owns four Dow AgroSciences’ corn

Sunflower Seed Producer from Inner Mongolia Hopes to Build Factory in Iran by the End of 2018

Inner Mongolia Ding Ye Foodstuff Co Ltd, one of the country’s biggest sunflower seed exporters, said it is speeding up its push to go global with the launch of new production lines at home and plans to establish overseas offices in the next two years. The Bayannur-based private company, established in 2013, processes sunflower, pumpkin

Xiamen Customs Detects Burkholderia Cepacia Bacteria in a Parcel Shipment of Plant Seeds

According to the Xiamen Evening Newspaper, the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau recently intercepted a one-time sending from the UK, containing seeds of 27 varieties, among which were large-leaf lupine, sweet corn and cosmos. In the laboratory, the sweet corn seeds tested positively for a harmful organism: Burkholderia Cepacia…Full Article: China World Fruit & Vegetable

China’s Eight Month Anti-Smuggling Campaign Nets 80 MTs of Seeds and Seedlings

China has seized more than 80 tonnes of smuggled seeds and seedlings during an eight-month campaign that began in March, the inspection and quarantine authority said Tuesday. Inspection and quarantine agencies nationwide have intercepted more than 22,000 batches of seeds and seedlings that were being smuggled into China by people or mail…Full Article: Xinhua Dec

Chinese Scientist Complete the Genome Sequencing of more than 70% of Key Crops

China has completed gene sequencing of more than 70 percent of important crops including the rice, wheat, corn and cucumber and initially mastered functions and characteristics of the genetic gene of those crops, with its research leading the international peers, according to the Agricultural Genomics 2015, the Xinhua-run reported on Wednesday [16 November 2015]…Full

Xinjiang Looking to Export Seeds, Machinery, and Fertilizers to Central Asia

The farm sector in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will export more agricultural technology to countries in Central Asia as the Belt and Road Initiative is further implemented, officials and experts said. “The geographical and the natural conditions in Xinjiang are very similar to Central Asia. The initiative has created an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us