November 27, 2008

China 2008 grain crop to hit new high


China's grain yield is expected to hit a new high, and break the record of 512 million tonnes in 2008, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of China.


This year is another abundant year after 2007, with a grain yield of 501.5 million tonnes. The National Bureau of Statistics of China will release an exact statistics report.


Meanwhile, it is the first time that the nation's grain crop has an increase for five consecutive years, and there has been a yearly growth of over 6 percent in terms of farmer and peasant revenue since 1985, according to Hui Liangyu, vice premier of the State Council of China.


In addition, the nation had a grain yield of over 300 million tonnes in 1978, and over 400 million tonnes in 1984.

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