Second Outbreak of ASFV in China Reported in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

An outbreak of African swine fever has been discovered in a slaughterhouse in Zhengzhou, capital of central Chian’s Henan Province, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday [16 August 2018]…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2018 Key Point The Zhengzhou slaughterhouse was owned by WH Group (HKG:0288), one of China’s leading pork processors and owner of

Henan’s Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange Launches Futures Contracts for Apples

The world’s first apple futures contracts started trading on Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in central China’s Henan Province Friday morning [22 December 2017]. China is the world largest apple grower and consumer, and its apple output and farms have been increasing over the past decade. In 2016, China had 2 million hectares of apple trees with

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

Freight Train Service Links Up Germany’s Munich and Henan’s Zhengzhou

A new China-Europe freight train service began Monday, linking Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province, with Munich, Germany. A train loaded with electrical equipment left Zhengzhou Monday [21 August 2017] night and will arrive at Munich 15 to 16 days later…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2017 Key Point In July 2013, Zhengzhou launched its China-Europe

Breeder Hogs from the USA Released from Quarantine and Distributed Across China

After being kept in quarantine for 45 days, 980 out of 1,012 breeding hogs imported from the United States were allowed to leave the isolation field in central China’s Hunan Province for farms across China. They included durocs, landraces and large whites – breeds that grow faster and are superior to China’s domestic breeds in

Amazon Links Up with Henan Province’s Zhengzhou Airport

Direct cargo flights from America, run by retail giant Amazon, have arrived in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province. The planes, which were carrying nearly 1,000 sorts of products including food, clothes and household appliances ordered from Chinese buyers, flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation hub…Full Article: ECNS.cn

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,