China’s Summer Grain Production Volumes Declined by -2.2% in 2018

China’s summer grain output stood at 138.72 million tonnes this year, down 2.2 percent from last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday [18 July 2018. “The country’s summer crops have yielded a relatively good harvest in 2018,” NBS statistician Huang Jiacai said…Full Article: Xinhua Finance July 2018 Key Point From 2017 to

Swiss Chemical Company Looking to License its Cellulosic Ethanol Tech in China

As China encourages the use of renewable energy for sustainable growth, it is creating a huge biofuel market that Swiss specialty chemical company Clariant does not want to miss out on. The chemical maker is looking for Chinese partners to commercialize its technology called sunliquid, which converts agricultural residue such as wheat straw into cellulosic

Inner Mongolian E-commerce Industrial Park Looks to Boost Agricultural Trade

Farmers in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region are connecting with new technology, as well as the land, to sell their produce. Hetao E-commerce Industrial Park in Wuyuan county of Bayannur League has helped them sell their agricultural goods online and increase their incomes…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2017 Key Point Founded in 2015 and

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Reports Rising Grain Production Costs

High costs in grain production are posing challenges to China’s agricultural competitiveness, a report said. Rapidly-growing labor and land costs have boosted prices of homegrown farm produce to levels near or even higher than imported grain, according to a report by the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…Full Article: ECNS.cn July

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

Hebei-based Grain Processor to Purchase Kazakh Wheat

With assistance from Kazakhstan’s Consulate-general in the city of Shanghai, the Kazakh company Tina (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd has signed a memorandum of intent with Wudeli Flour Mill Group Co., Ltd., a major Shanghai-based grain processing company, to supply Kazakh grain to the above Chinese megapolis, KazInform reports…Full Article: BlackSeaGrain July 2017 Key Point

200 Grain-Producing Counties to Take Part in Pilot Agricultural Disaster Insurance Program

A total of 200 major grain-producing Chinese counties will pilot agricultural disaster insurance this year and next year to improve their ability to counter natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Finance…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Point According to the Ministry of Finance, the pilot agricultural disaster insurance program will primarily cover rice, wheat,

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