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Washington Fruit Distributors Expand to Meet Demand

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. Full Story

Hog grower's lawyers object to mentions of Chinese ties

posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Lawyers for the world's largest pork producer say it is bad enough being told your product stinks, but it's going too far to mention that a Chinese company is behind it. Full Story

Negotiators agree on early draft of U.N. climate deal

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:02 PM

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Full Story

China Arrests Dozens for Selling Pork from Diseased Pigs

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal. Full Story

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change. Full Story

China, Russia Sign Accord on Second Gas Route

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The leaders of China and Russia signed agreements Sunday to boost energy cooperation, including an understanding to develop a second major route to supply the Chinese side with Russian gas following an initial $400 billion deal in May. Full Story

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's... Full Story

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

China Rejects 545,000 Tons Of Corn From US

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

In a statement, the agency called on U.S. authorities to strengthen controls on corn exports to ensure unapproved strains are not sent to China. Full Story

Indictments Allege Conspiracy To Steal Corn Seed

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

The indictment alleges the men conspired to steal patented seed developed by DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto and ship it to China. Full Story

China Promises To Promote US Beef Imports

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Beijing banned U.S. beef in 2003 due to fears of mad cow disease. It has promised in recent years to ease those restrictions but effectively maintained its ban. Full Story

Chinese Nationals Charged With Conspiring to Steal U.S. Patented Seed Corn

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday. Full Story

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks
The Commerce Department reported this week that America’s cavernous trade deficit narrowed in October to $40.6 billion. That’s down 5.4 percent from September and the improvement beat preliminary estimates. Full Story
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