China’s Summer Grain Production Volumes Declined by -2.2% in 2018

China’s summer grain output stood at 138.72 million tonnes this year, down 2.2 percent from last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday [18 July 2018. “The country’s summer crops have yielded a relatively good harvest in 2018,” NBS statistician Huang Jiacai said…Full Article: Xinhua Finance July 2018 Key Point From 2017 to

Autumn Grain Harvesting Season Kicks Off in Heilongjiang and Henan

Major grain-supplying provinces in China have entered harvest season. In Heilongjiang, part of the northeastern region known as “China’s granary” for its highly productive black soil, farmers have begun harvesting crops from 2.9 million hectares of fields. Local authorities said they began encouraging farmers to prepare for the autumn harvest last week…Full Article: Xinhua Sept

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Reports Rising Grain Production Costs

High costs in grain production are posing challenges to China’s agricultural competitiveness, a report said. Rapidly-growing labor and land costs have boosted prices of homegrown farm produce to levels near or even higher than imported grain, according to a report by the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…Full Article: ECNS.cn July

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

Northern Kazakhstan to Supply 60,000 MTs of Bran (Cereal Grain) to China

Kazakhstan and China have signed the Protocol on inspection and quarantine requirements and sanitary requirements to exported installments of wheat bran, according to Kazinform special correspondent in China…Full Article: KazInform Mar 2017 Key Point In 2017, as a result of the agreement signed between Kazakhstan’s Minister of Agriculture of China’s Minister of AQSIQ, Kazakhstan will