Chinese Peony Plants

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Chinese peony flowers originated in China over 100,000 years ago. Chinese peonies grow well in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. Plant the roots a few inches deep in good draining soil in full sun. Peonies like afternoon shade in warm climates. Some Chinese peony varieties are staked with a peony ring or tomato cage…


Cotton prices rise amid hopes for Chinese orders

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Cotton prices edged higher for a fourth day amid talk that the huge order by China of US supplies last week was not a one-off – although caution remained about a sustained recovery. New York cotton for December delivery added 0.3% to 103.80 cents a pound on Thursday, ahead of US weekly export sales data…


Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

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The dried litchis market has been opened for the last two weeks, but the prices have halved from the beginning of the litchi crop. Vietnamese exporters complain that Chinese traders have been forcing the prices down. Vietnamese exporters playing “game of chance” For the last ten years, the dried litchis market began in June and…


Sugar revival catches many speculators off guard

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Sugar revival catches many speculators off guard The strong rebound in sugar futures – which continued on Monday, helped by data showing a doubling in Chinese imports – wrong-footed many speculators, who sold off heavily before the revival gained traction. Managed money, taken as a proxy for speculators, cut their net long position in New…


Continued Government Support for Pork Breeders

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CHINA – Sen Yu International Holdings, Inc. commented yesterday that it expects a continuation in government support of animal husbandry and rural infrastructure policies for agricultural products to benefit hog breeders on the back of rising hog prices. The Chinese government typically offers subsidies to help small-scale pig breeders control diseases and encourage them to…


Chinese buys tons of sweet potatoes daily in southern Vietnam

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An increasing number of Chinese traders are taking tons of sweet potatoes from the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long every day, from fields hired and cared by local residents. Doan Ngoc Chien, head of Vinh Long Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE), says “Only the chairman of the province people’s committee can give…


Chinese merchants now collecting turtles, cassavas

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Hearing that Chinese merchants are now collecting turtles and cassavas, Phu Yen’s farmers have been rushing to exploit aquatic species and grow cassava. After Tet, Phu Yen’s local residents have been rushing to hunt for water turtles to sell to Chinese merchants. A kilogram of turtles can be sold at 20 million dong, the profit…


Chinese keep collecting materials, businesses keep complaining

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Chinese keep flocking to Vietnam to collect farm produce, which has pushed the domestic prices up and putting hard pressure on the inflation. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Trade still says that this is a “sensitive” matter which is difficult to be dealt with. Vietnamese have been trying to boost exports to China, but…


Chinese apples lowering profits of Indian growers

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NEW DELHI: With Chinese apples affecting the profitability of domestic growers, governments of major cultivating states joined by farmers and traders have demanded raising import duty of the fruit to over 80 per cent to prevent its dumping in India. A delegation of Horticulture Ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttrakhand recently met…


CBOT corn outlook: Lower on debt jitters, Midwest rainfall

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U.S. corn futures are expected to open lower Friday amid ongoing jitters about the U.S. debt crisis and rains that should help the crop in some areas. Traders predict Chicago Board of Trade futures will open 4 cents to 6 cents lower. In overnight trade, corn for September delivery was down 6 1/2 cents to…


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