Chinese Farmers Begin Spring Planting in Hopes of a Bumper Harvest
USAgNet - 02/25/2020
Chinese farmers, cautiously and actively, begin spring farming in hopes of a bumper harvest amid the ongoing fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Spring is the golden time for farming in most parts of China, a country needs to feed a huge population of some 1.4 billion, reports Xinhua.
The ongoing coronavirus epidemic this year, however, has made it more pressing to ensure a good grain supply.
In an earlier circular, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China stressed support for agricultural manufacturers to resume production as soon as possible to increase market supply and ensure the needs of spring plowing.
As of Feb. 10, nearly 95 percent of the country's major grain production and processing firms had resumed production.