Chinese Imports of Wheat, Soybeans, Beef, and Dairy Products Continue to Rise

China’s imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Wheat imports between January and May reached 2.2 million metric tons, an increase of 67.3 percent year-on-year, while import of

China Renews Import Approvals for 14 GM Crops and Adds Two New GM Varieties

China, the world’s top buyer of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans, renewed the import approvals for 14 GMO crop varieties and approved the import of two new varieties starting on June 12, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday [14 June 2017]…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point The two new GM crop varieties approved for

GM Crops a Topic of Interest for Chinese Delegation Visiting Iowan Farm

The United States’ best-known farm in China, Kimberley Farms in Iowa, received a group of leading think tank researchers from Beijing for the first time on Sunday [11 June 2017], after becoming an attraction for Chinese visitors since President Xi Jinping’s visit five years ago. Nearly 20 members of top Chinese think tanks, including the

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

Russia Plans to Export 1.5 Million MTs of Agricultural Goods to China in 2018

Russia is planning to export 1.5 million tonnes of agricultural products to China in 2018, namely grain legume crops and sunflower oil under the terms of a long-term contract. By 2028, a total export volume will climb to 52 million tonnes, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said on Wednesday [29 March 2017]…Full Article: TASS Mar

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Expects Soybean Cultivation to Increase by 566,000 Ha in 2017

China’s corn output was up 4.1 percent in the 2015-16 marketing year (September 2015 – August 2016) despite a government-led drive to reduce corn acreage, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday [17 January 2017]. During the period, the country produced 22.4 million metric tons of corn and imported 3.2 million tons – a 41.9 percent