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
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON D.C. - "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling.
P.J. Huffstutter and Krista Hughes
March 20, 2015
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops, while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Feb. 3, underscoring Beijing’s cautious approach toward biotechnology.
A top Chinese government official said the country has approved imports of genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn and two varieties of soybeans, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified corn developed by Syngenta AG, according to reports from Agri-Pulse and Bloomberg.
The use of satellite data has helped hone estimates of China’s crop production, but the global market still lacks reliable numbers on the country’s grain stocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist says.
Beijing’s renewal of expired import certificates of several biotech corn strains last week is an encouraging sign that the U.S. and China will soon resolve the import dispute over an unapproved corn variety that has caused the rejection of several U.S. corn shipments, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday.
China will stick with policies to maintain food self-sufficiency and protect farmland from urban encroachment, dampening speculation that new reforms would give the market a bigger say in food supply and rural development.
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
Milk powder buyers in China are starting to cut their reliance on New Zealand’s Fonterra, opening the way for U.S. and European firms to break the dairy giant’s grip on an infant milk formula market set to double to $25 billion by 2017.
Adam Jourdan and Naomi Tajitsu
December 30, 2013
Australia’s beef exports are set to rise 7 percent in the current 2013 to ’14 season to a record high satisfying the appetite of Asia’s increasingly affluent population and cementing the country’s position as China’s top supplier of beef.
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