Chinese businesses' growing investment in food companies and food production shows the country's commitment to have more control over its food needs.
China's Next Steps
The market for U.S. ag exports to China soared over the last decade, but now is declining. At the same time, Chinese state-supported business interests are buying major agricultural companies as part of the country's economic plan. What does this mean for U.S. farmers who have become more reliant on China as an export market as China begins importing more technology? DTN gives an in-depth look.
Many of the same companies that supply U.S. crop inputs also serve the Chinese food and agriculture sector, but it's still a challenging market.
Exports of farm equipment from U.S. companies have slowed, but assembly by Chinese workers increases for some companies.
Although China represents the largest current and future market for U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles exports, the nation's unpredictability has become almost like an endless soap opera for ethanol producers and traders.
U.S. farmers would like to be the go-to seller for China in meat, soybeans and grains, but China has proven to be a fickle buyer from the U.S. Demand for meat protein is high in China, but the country maintains a ban on U.S. beef, poultry and eggs while only...
Chinese leaders have figured out that a key to staying in power is ensuring the country's burgeoning middle class gets a modern food system. Chinese companies also realize the falling yuan (renminbi) means their money is...
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