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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
China anticipates record corn crop in 2024, potentially reducing US imports
China is on track to achieve a record-large corn harvest in 2024, surpassing the previous year's record, despite government initiatives aimed at shifting focus towards soybean cultivation at the expense of corn, Reuters reported.
Monday, March 25, 2024
China approves new genetically modified corn and soybean varieties
China has given the green light to 27 genetically modified corn seed varieties and 3 GM soybean varieties in its latest move to bolster the development and cultivation of high-yield crops, Reuters reported.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
China Corn: Tepid demand slashes prices by 6% in four weeks (week ended Feb 5, 2024)
Sales of corn were slow as feed producers limited production while livestock markets continued to underperform. Pre-Chinese New stimulation was unexpectedly weak this year due to China's economic downturn. Consequently, corn market weakened ...
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Record 7.44 million tonnes of corn procured by Xinjiang, China, last year
Corn procurement by Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region hit a record high of 7.44 million tonnes in 2023, according to the regional food and strategic reserves bureau.
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Several gene-edited soybean, corn varieties approved by China
China has approved several gene-edited soybean and corn varieties, the country's agriculture ministry said on January 18.
Thursday, December 28, 2023
China grants licences to 26 companies for commercial production of GMO corn and soybeans
China has granted licenses to 26 domestic seed companies, allowing them to produce, distribute, and sell genetically modified corn and soybean seeds in specific provinces, a pivotal step toward the commercial planting of genetically modifie ...
Thursday, December 21, 2023
China records highest-ever November corn imports
China has reported a historic high in corn imports, reaching 3.59 million metric tonnes in November 2023, according to data from China's General Administration of Customs, Nasdaq reported.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
China approves 51 GM corn and soybean varieties for commercial production
Chinese authorities have granted approval for the commercial production of 51 genetically modified (GM) corn and soybean varieties, following a three-year trial period during which these crops were planted in selected regions across the cou ...
Monday, December 11, 2023
China's output of corn hit nearly 300 million metric tonnes this year
China produced a record corn crop of 288.84 million metric tonnes in 2023, up 4% from a year ago even after summer typhoons damaged crops in some northern provinces, the country's statistics department updated on December 11.
Thursday, December 7, 2023
China Corn: Prices slide on higher supply (week ended Dec 4, 2023)
Higher availability dragged down corn prices over the week, mitigating the increase over the past three weeks.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
China buys cheaper corn from Brazil, causing drop in US exports, agriculture official says
China took advantage of lower prices for corn in Brazil, leading to a nearly 20% drop in US exports to China, said US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on November 29.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
German seed producer sells Chinese corn business as China's new regulations step in
German seed producer KWS Saat said this week that it will sell its Chinese corn business due to new regulations that could mean its conventionally bred traits would be unable to compete with genetically modified corn over the longer term.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Myanmar Corn Association aims to boost corn exports to China in 2023
The Myanmar Corn Industrial Association (MCIA) has expressed its intent to increase corn exports to China in 2023, The Star reported.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
China Corn: Prices merely 2% from 2022's annual high (week ended Sep 4, 2023)
With supply tight, corn prices continued to climb for the fifth consecutive week, despite at a slow pace. Corn prices were highest compared with the same period over the past years,
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
China to subsidise fertilisers and pesticides used for corn and soybean productions in northern region
China's Ministry of Finance has arranged for a one-time subsidy fund of ¥2.4 billion (US$329.67 million) for fertilisers and pesticides for corn and soybeans grown in the north of the country, state media said on August 21.

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