BEIJING, CHINA — Deyu Agriculture Corp., a Shanxi Province, China-based vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, announced on Jan. 14 that the company formed a 99% owned subsidiary, Jilin Jinglong Agriculture Development Limited, which is primarily engaged in the procurement, storage and sales of corn and grain.
In October 2012, Jinglong was incorporated in Jilin Province with registered capital of approximately $3.2 million. That region contains some of China's top crop producing areas. According to the China's National Bureau of Statistics, in 2011, crop production from this region collectively reached approximately 107.8 billion kilograms, which was approximately 18.9% of China's total crop production.
Regions in Northeast China are especially rich in the production of corn, rice and various types of grains, including soybeans, kidney beans and sunflower seeds. The area as a whole is situated around the same latitude as the U.S. and Ukraine corn belts, which are collectively known as the world's three "Golden Corn Belts."
"Setting up Jinglong is a major step for us in further developing our agriculture production chain," said Jianming Hao, chief executive officer of Deyu. "With its strategic location in Jilin Province, we expect that Jinglong will play a pivotal role in extending our business coverage to the whole Northeast Region of China. Furthermore, by establishing a more complete value chain from the farm to the market, we are looking to strengthen our commitment to providing organic and green products, as we anticipate that Jilin will help us better ensure quality and efficiency, as well as fortify our resources to develop a more diversified product portfolio."