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Dominique Patton

China to exempt some Brazilian chicken imports from tariffs

Feb 14 2019

BEIJING China will exempt 14 Brazilian firms including BRF and JBS Group from anti-dumping tariffs on imports of chicken products, provided sales are made above an undisclosed floor price.

Canadian canola runs into Chinese delays after Huawei arrest

Feb 05 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BEIJING A political dispute between China and Canada over the arrest of a Huawei executive is slowing canola shipments through Chinese ports and causing some importers to hesitate to buy from their biggest supplier, according to interviews with a dozen traders.

Chinese iron ore traders face uncertainty after Vale's Brazilian mine disaster

Jan 28 2019

BEIJING Vale SA's deadly mine disaster in Brazil has created uncertainty for China's iron ore market at a time when demand for supply from the South American country is rising, multiple Chinese ore traders said on Monday.

China 2018 pork output surprises to downside, falls 0.9 percent

Jan 21 2019

BEIJING China's pork output fell 0.9 percent in 2018 from the previous year to 54.04 million tonnes, official data showed on Monday, surprising analysts who had expected an increase as farmers liquidated their herds amid an African swine fever epidemic.

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

Jan 16 2019

Xinghua, China A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation's mammoth agricultural sector.

China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

Jan 15 2019

BEIJING China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread to new regions and larger farms.

U.S.-China trade talks extended amid some signs of progress

Jan 08 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States and China will continue trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third day, U.S. officials said on Tuesday amid signs of progress on issues including purchases of U.S. farm and energy commodities and increased access to China's markets. | Video

China gives long-awaited GM crop approvals amid U.S. trade talks

Jan 08 2019

BEIJING China approved five genetically modified (GM) crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months in a move that could boost its overseas grains purchases and ease pressure from the United States to open its markets to more farm goods.

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