BEIJING, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTCBB: DEYU) (the "Company"), a vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Detian Yu Biotechnology Co. (Beijing)., Ltd. ("Detian Yu"), was elected a member of the China Food Industry Association.
"We are honored to be part of the China Food Industry Association and we will strive to take advantage of the opportunities this membership presents us with," said Jianming Hao, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Deyu. "Our membership should help us keep better up to date with China's industrial policies and participate in the nation's affairs in regard to cereal processing. Additionally, we are confident that our membership will enable us to further enhance our corporate image and promotion of our branded products. All in all, we are very excited to join the Association and have the opportunity to establish connections with some of the brightest minds and prominent companies in our field."
Detian Yu, selected as one of the Top 10 Grain Processing Enterprises in China by the China Food Industry Association, is engaged in the wholesale and retail distribution of simple processed and deep processed packaged and unpackaged food products. The Company added Detian Yu to its bulk trading division in the Fourth Quarter of 2010, and Detian Yu helped fuel substantial growth in this business segment from Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2011. During this time, the Company's bulk trading division improved its sales 936%, from $4.2 million to $43.3 million.
About Deyu Agriculture
Deyu Agriculture Corp. is a vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains operating in Shanxi Province of the People's Republic of China. The Company has access to over 109,000 acres of farmland in Shanxi Province for breeding, cultivating, processing, warehousing and distributing grain and corn products. Deyu has an extensive wholesale network in over 15 provinces and a retail distribution network of approximately 20,000 supermarkets and convenience stores in 29 provinces across China. Deyu's facilities include advanced production lines and modern warehouses with a total production capacity of over 105,000 tons for grain products, storage capacity of over 100,000 tons and annual turnover of 700,000 tons for corn products. The Company's website is located at www.deyuagri.com.
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