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On 17 March, 2015, the Head of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Li Jiayang, met with the Global Chief Executive Officer of Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow), Tim Hassinger. The two exchanged ideas about their cooperation in the field of agricultural technology.
According to data released by China Customs recently, in 2014, China totally imported 71.4 million tonnes of soybean, up by 12.7% year on year, which is also a historic high.Analysts say that with the recovering of husbandry and breeding industries in 2015, the demand for feeds will go up further. Due to increasing import volume of soybean, the production cost will go down.
On 6 Jan., 2014, the Development Strategy Seminar for Potato as a Staple Crop (the seminar) was held by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the China Seed Association in Beijing.
According to information released on 17 Dec., 2014 on China.com, an affiliated website of China Radio International, Tom Vilsack, the US Secretary of Agriculture said Wednesday, a senior Chinese government official said that China will approve the import of Syngenta's GM corn Agrisure Viptera (also known as MIR162).
According to the data released by National Bureau of Statistics of P.R.C on 4 Dec., 2014 that China’s grain output in 2014 expanded 0.9% from 2013 hitting 607.1 million tonnes, marking 11 years in a row of grain output growth.
The National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center predicts that the ending stock of China’s hybrid corn seeds will be approximately 1 billion kilograms, which is expected to be the highest point in recent 12 years.
On 31 Oct., 2014, Henan Qiule Seed Technology Co., Ltd. (Henan Qiule) released an announcement that it looked for partners to jointly develop new corn varieties or transfer its regional sale rights. In recent years, Henan Qiule has emphasized the R&D input and external cooperation.
To accelerate and standardize the application of scientific achievements for seed industry in commercial production, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China jointly drew up the Interim Measures for the Administration of Property Right Exchange for Technological Achievements in Seed Industry (hereinafter referred as the Interim Measures).
On Oct. 17, 2014, Zhengzhou Property Exchange (ZPE) announced that Zhengzhou Vegetable Research Institute has entrusted the ZPE with a public auction of its 13.4% equity of Zhengzhou Zhengyan Seed Technology Company Limited (Zhengzhou Zhengyan). Now, the ZPE is collecting the transferee publicly for the equity auction.
Shenzhen Noposion Pesticide Co., Ltd. (Noposion), a leading pesticide formulation enterprise in China, announced on 25 Oct., 2014 that it plans to acquire 20% equity of Zhejiang Mitsuo Seed Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Mitsuo)