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China needs 'explosive' buying to meet U.S. farm import target

Jul 29 2020

BEIJING/CHICAGO With nearly seven months gone, an ambitious $36.5 billion target for Chinese imports of U.S. farm goods this year may not be quite out of reach, but it's looking like a big, big stretch.

Argentina nears China hog deal it hopes could turbocharge local pork production

Jul 29 2020

BUENOS AIRES/BEIJING Argentina is nearing an initial agreement with China that could pave for the way for potential investments by the Asian giant in local pork production for export, Argentina's undersecretary of trade and investment promotion told Reuters.

China's H1 grain imports spike, on path to use up annual quotas

Jul 24 2020

BEIJING, July 24 China has accelerated grains buying from abroad in the first half of 2020 and may fully use up its annual quotas for corn and wheat imports for the first time ever, traders and analysts said this week. China, the world's top agricultural market, imported 3.66 million tonnes of corn from January to June, 51% of its annual quota for the grain set at 7.2 million tonnes, according to customs data released on Thursday. Wheat imports came at 3.35 million tonnes, 35% of its yearly quota at 9.64 million tonnes, the data showed.

Exclusive: China plans wheat, rice sales to tame surging corn prices - sources

Jul 21 2020

BEIJING China plans to sell rice and wheat from state reserves to animal feed producers who are struggling with high corn prices, which have soared more than 20% in some areas this year amid tightening supplies, three sources familiar with the matter said.

UPDATE 3-China June soybean imports hit record on big Brazilian cargoes

Jul 14 2020

BEIJING, July 14 China's monthly imports of soybeans leapt to a record high in June, jumping 71% from a year earlier, customs data showed on Tuesday, as a flurry of cargoes arrived from top supplier Brazil.

China floods blamed for fresh African swine fever outbreaks

Jul 10 2020

BEIJING Outbreaks of deadly African swine fever are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.

China floods blamed for fresh African swine fever outbreaks

Jul 10 2020

* Sow inventories in south, southwest China fell in June -analyst

China's meat importers fret about delays as port runs virus tests

Jun 17 2020

BEIJING China's meat importers fear clearing delays and a hit to demand after one of the country's major ports began requiring coronavirus tests for all meat and seafood containers to prevent contamination.

China buys Argentina sorghum amid U.S., Australia trade disputes - sources

Jun 10 2020

BEIJING/BUENOS AIRES, June 10 China has accelerated sorghum imports from Argentina, according to sources and shipping data, as buyers diversify their sources of grain imports amid trade disputes with major suppliers Australia and the United States.

China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

Jun 02 2020

CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. | Video

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