University of Arkansas Representatives Meet With their Chinese Counterparts in Shaanxi Province

With over 1.3 billion mouths to feed, agriculture is important in China. It’s also important at the University of Arkansas and administrators from the university met with their counterparts in China to look for collaboration opportunities. “We completed a survey of students and faculty in the Bumpers College to identify key areas where we need

China Suspends Imports of US Poultry Amid Bird Flu Outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest

China has banned all imports of US poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the US Department of Agriculture said Monday [12 January 2015]. All poultry and poultry related products shipped from the United States after Jan 8 would be returned or

US Frozen Cranberries, Frozen Blueberries, and Frozen Strawberries Get Easier Access to China

Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption – about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays – and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in

US Agricultural Experts Visit Jiangxi Province and Sign Cooperation Agreements

A US delegation signed a series of cooperation agreements with agriculture companies in Jiangxi province [southeastern China] on Wednesday, a move to boost exports of local farm produce. Invited by the Ministry of Agriculture, senior experts from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the US Agriculture Products Futures Trading Union visited Jiangxi on Thursday [30 October

China Lifts Two Year Ban on Washington Apples

After over two years without direct access to China for Washington Red and Golden Delicious apples, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) officially announced reinstatement of market access, effective immediately. Shipments of Washington apples to the Asian country stopped in August 2012 when the Chinese government refused to issue import permits to