* Pig farming business hit by low hog prices after swine
WUZHEN, China China's 2019 pork imports are set to double from last year to 2 million tonnes, a Rabobank analyst said on Thursday, as African swine fever hits production of the meat in the world's top hog market.
BEIJING China's WH Group said on Friday its fourth-quarter net profit fell 7 percent to $290 million, as low pig prices in China and the Sino-U.S. trade war hit the income of the world's top pork producer.
BEIJING Chinese hog prices marched to their highest in 14 months on Monday and look set to keep rising after weeks of gains, analysts and producers said, as the worst disease outbreak to hit the country's vast pig herd in years chops supply.
BEIJING China's soybean imports in February fell to their lowest monthly level in four years, as buying slowed amid uncertainties over trade relations with the United States and flat demand for soymeal, customs data showed on Friday.
BEIJING China plans to divide its hog industry into five zones in an attempt to halt the spread of African swine fever across the world's top pork producer and guarantee supplies.
BEIJING China will deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to promote its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019, as it seeks to bolster growth and offset trade challenges.
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.
CHANGTU COUNTY, China For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China, there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year. | Video
* Interactive graphic on African swine fever in China: https://tmsnrt.rs/2t0mpCk