China Looking to Russia’s Far East as a Major Grain Production Region

More Chinese companies and individuals are looking for sources of growth in the rich soil of Russia’s Far East region, as Wu Yong reports from Suifenhe, Heilongjiang. Liu Jianping seems totally unaware of the approaching Siberian cold front as he shuttles between this northern Chinese border town and Primorsky Territory in Russia’s Far East. “If

Prospects advance for U.S. rice exports to China

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Beijing received a draft phytosanitary protocol from Chinese plant health officials covering prospective exports of U.S.-grown rice to China. A translation of the document has been sent to APHIS headquarters in Riverdale, Md., for review and assessment and to formulate a response. The U.S. rice industry has been