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Drought Affecting 42% Of Wheat-Growing Area In Northern China.

11 Feb

Bernama (2/11) reported, “Although many parts of northern China welcomed snowfall along with the Year of the Rabbit on Thursday, the flurries were too little to ease the severe drought in most wheat-growing regions, Xinhua news agency reported. In the wheat field of Linyi City, in the eastern China province of Shandong, farmers are still busy irrigating their crops, hoping that the worst drought in 60 years will not influence their harvest.” The article notes that “drought-suffering wheat crops included 25.36 million mu (7.73 million hectares) in major agricultural provinces of Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Gansu and Shaanxi. The affected area accounts for 42.4 percent of the total wheat-growing area of the eight provinces, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.”

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