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Hallie Gu

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

16 Jan 2019

Xinghua, China A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation's mammoth agricultural sector.

China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

15 Jan 2019

BEIJING China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread to new regions and larger farms.

As trade war crushes China's soybean mills, U.S. rivals make hay

27 Dec 2018

(This July 27 story has been refiled to remove extraneous word in the last paragraph)

REFILE-FOCUS-As trade war crushes China's soybean mills, U.S. rivals make hay

27 Dec 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO, July 27 Over the past few months, Chinese mills have bought every cargo of soybeans they can lay their hands on to prepare for Beijing's imposition of hefty tariffs on U.S. imports.

Factbox: China's low-soy pig diet and the impact on soybean use

19 Sep 2018

BEIJING China's agriculture industry and government are aiming to put the nation's vast pig herd on a low-soymeal diet to reduce the country's reliance on U.S. soybean imports, a move that would send shudders across the U.S. farmbelt and beyond. [L3N1VJ3WE]

Insight: Hog industry worldwide getting slaughtered in trade war

27 Dec 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO/CARAMBEI, Brazil 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.

REFILE-RPT-INSIGHT-Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war

27 Dec 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO, Sept 19 The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds.

REFILE-INSIGHT-Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war

27 Dec 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO, Sept 19 The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds.

China poised to buy more U.S. soybeans: sources

21 Dec 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO China plans to make a third round of U.S. soybean purchases within days, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after a trade war truce between Washington and Beijing this month triggered two waves of buying.

China begins anti-subsidy probe on Australian barley

21 Dec 2018

BEIJING/SYDNEY China's commerce ministry on Friday launched an anti-subsidy probe into Australian barley imports, ramping up pressure on suppliers and increasing uncertainty in the market after an anti-dumping probe announced last month.

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