Chinese Fertilizer Producer Buys Farmland in New South Wales, Australia

Chinese fertilizer producer Hubei Xinyangfeng has secured its first allotment of farmland outside of China, after it purchased a farm in southern New South Wales, Australia. The Chinese company, listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, has pledged to spend $50 million setting up a number of locations in Australia, and began its operation by purchasing

Agriculture Bank of China’s E-Commerce Platform in Hubei Exceeded CNY 10 Billion in Trade Volume

The trading volume of rural E-commerce platform under Agriculture Bank of China (ABC; 01288.HK; 601288.SH) in central China’s Hubei Province has exceeded 10 billion yuan [~US$1.56 billion], according to ABC’s Hubei Branch. The rural E-commerce platform called “E Nongguanjia” was promoted by ABC in 14 provinces and municipalities in China this year, which could provide

China’s Farmland Under Threat from Heavy Metal Contamination

Severe soil contamination threatens agricultural safety in some parts of China, the Economic Information Daily reports, citing experts at the 4th China Forum on Environmental Remediation Development Strategy. Some areas face heavy soil contamination, especially where heavy polluting enterprises, derelict industrial land, industrial parks, centralized disposal sites for solid waste, oil producing regions, mining areas,

China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project Expected to Boost Wheat Output

China’s south-to-north water diversion project, expected to start operation in the coming days, will ease the drought that has been plaguing north China, greatly improving grain output, officials and experts have said. About 13 percent of water will be assigned for agriculture every year, which will add six billion cubic meters of water for ecological

Head Researcher of Bt63 Project Suspected of Distributing GM Rice for Commercial Use

A professor at Huazhong Agricultural University is suspected of getting involved in a genetically modified (GM) rice scandal in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. CCTV reported over the weekend that three out of five bags of rice bought at supermarkets in Wuhan were found to contain Bt63, an ingredient from a