Beijing, Shaanxi, and Heilongjiang Report Cases of Africa Swine Fever

China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three provincial-level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday. On a farm in Beijing with 9,835 pigs, 85 pigs were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 17 confirmed dead, the ministry said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Center report. Outbreaks

Record Trading Seen in Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange’s Apple Futures Contracts

In less than five months, China’s apple futures have fueled a “speculative boom” among investors, with the highest daily turnover reaching 616.3 billion yuan ($96.65 billion). Chang Qichao is an apple dealer in Lingbao, central China’s Henan province. He has paid close attention to the changes in the price of apple’s futures recently…Full Article: China

New Zealand’s 2010 Kiwifruit Psa Disease Outbreak Originated from Shaanxi Shipment

Plaintiffs in the Kiwifruit Claim court case believe they have proven that MPI was negligent and breached its duty of care by allowing kiwifruit pollen contaminated with Psa-V to be imported into New Zealand and released into the kiwifruit industry…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Oct 2017 Key Point During the court proceedings, it was argued that

Shaanxi Province Develops an Agricultural Drone

Yangling, an agricultural high-tech demonstration zone in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, is working on developing smart agriculture through improving the scale of intelligent technology use in agriculture production. A plant protection unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was demonstrated in Yangling on Monday [28 August 2017]…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2017 Key Point A drone, developed by

China’s National Fruit: A Market Snapshot of Kiwifruit

Overview China accounts for just over half of the world’s kiwifruit output, with the bulk of production occurring in the southern counties of Shaanxi Province. New Zealand and Chile dominate China’s kiwifruit import market, with nearly all supply entering via the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Tianjin. Since 2013, New Zealand supply

Nebraska Wants to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with China

In welcoming scores of Chinese and American business leaders to Omaha, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said that he believes the state’s relationship with China will grow. “In China, we see the middle classes are increasing tremendously,” Ricketts said on Friday [5 May 2017]. “That presents opportunities for us to expand the relationship. In Nebraska, we