RURAL REFLECTIONS the Little Gray Gym
Life passes by so quickly, even the material things that remind me of my own personal past sometimes disappear. My memory of weightlifting in the eighties is always colored gray, is subterranean and w... Posted on 2/21/15 at 9:30 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Guilin, China
An article I wrote for the Forum is in today's paper. This link will probably only be active through Labor Day, but I thought you may enjoy the article.
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id... Posted on 9/6/09 at 3:00 AM
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will sign aircraft, currency and agricultural deals when he visits South America next week, an official said on Wednesday, a part of the world where China has deep trade ties but traditionally limited political influence.
HONG KONG/BEIJING - Chastened by several high-profile calamities in the recent past, many of the state companies China has freed to trade overseas derivatives will be sitting on their hands, put off by the risks or a lack of expertise.
BEIJING - Diesel used outside the automotive sector will have meet the "National V" fuel quality standards by January 2018, a year later than automotive fuels, China's powerful central planning authority said on Thursday, as the government continues to battle rampant smog.
BEIJING - Climate change threatens some of China's most important infrastructure projects, China's top meteorologist warned in a state newspaper, adding the country's rate of warming was higher than the global average.
SHANGHAI - Beijing authorities have fined U.S.-based J.R. Simplot's China processing unit, which supplies frozen french fries to McDonald's Corp, 3.92 million yuan ($632,370) for water pollution, state media and Simplot said.
BEIJING - Farmers in China, the world's top buyer of soybeans, could slash the amount of land they use to grow the oilseed by as much as 15 percent in 2015/16 due to uncertainty over how a new subsidy scheme will work, industry analysts said.
Niu Shuping and Dominique Patton
April 23, 2015
Hershey Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to weak sales growth in China and higher spending on advertising and marketing.
The maker of Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups cut its net sales growth forecast for 2015 for the second time, citing higher impact from a strong dollar.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - China's COFCO, the commodity consuming giant's state-run grain trading company, is planning to list within three to five years, a move that would catapult it into the select stable of companies dominating global agricultural trade.
Silvia Antonioli and Dmitry Zhdannikov
April 21, 2015
HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get a foothold in the fast growing multi-grain drinks category.
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton
April 16, 2015
BEIJING - Farm pollution in China is worsening, despite moves to reduce excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, said the agricultural ministry, urging farmers to switch to organic alternatives to tackle severe soil and water pollution.
BEIJING - China imported 4.49 million tonnes of soybeans in March, up 5.4 percent from the month before as the world's top buyer of the oilseed shifts to cheaper South American supplies, official customs data showed on Monday.
Niu Shuping and Dominique Patton
April 13, 2015
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