BEIJING China may soon buy pork for its state reserves to support farmers struggling to sell their pigs amid an African swine fever epidemic that has ravaged the nation's hog herd, according to people who attended a government meeting this week.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING China's imports of soybeans are set to drop as an outbreak of African swine fever hits its huge pig herd and saps demand for the animal feed ingredient, making it easier for buyers to keep shunning U.S. cargoes amid the Sino-U.S. trade war.
* Means buyers unlikely to return to U.S. imports anytime
GUOGEZHUANG, China/BEIJING China will adjust its rules on controlling the spread of African swine fever to keep pork supplies stable, said an official on Friday, even as the country reported the first cases of the disease to be discovered in its capital.
BEIJING China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening a three-month-old crisis for the world's top pork producer.
GUANGZHOU, China/BEIJING China aims to step up grain imports from countries linked by President Xi Jinping's project to create a modern-day Silk Road, seeking to diversify supply sources amid a trade war with the United States, a key cabinet researcher said on Wednesday.
* Soybean, grain imports have plunged amid trade war with
GUANGZHOU, China Farmers across South America are expected to produce more soybeans in 2018/19, an industry analyst said on Wednesday, as they take advantage of a trade war that has curbed U.S. exports to the world's top buyer China.
BEIJING China confirmed a new case of African swine fever on Monday, in southern Hunan province, marking the 50th outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the world's top pork producer.
BEIJING/CHICAGO/CARAMBEI, Brazil, Oct 26 Ken
Maschhoff, chairman of the largest U.S. family-owned pork
producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise
between the United States and China.