China News Service, Beijing, October 20th (Reporter Chen Su) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China announced on the 20th that China's grain output will hit a record high this year, staying above 1.3 trillion catties for seven consecutive years.

Data map: On September 24, the first batch of "giant rice" trial-planted in Changhong Village, Shiwan Town, Dazu District, Chongqing City, was harvested.

Photo by He Penglei

  At the press conference of the State Council Information Office held that day, Zeng Yande, chief agronomist and director of the Development Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, introduced China's agricultural and rural economic operations in the first three quarters.

He said that China's grain production is expected to increase at a high level throughout the year.

  Zeng Yande said that the quantity and quality of China's summer grains increased this year. The output was 291.6 billion jin, an increase of 5.93 billion jin. The area of ​​high-quality special wheat accounted for 37.3%, an increase of 1.5%.

The output of early rice has increased, with an output of 56 billion jins, an increase of 1.45 billion jins, and an increase in production for two consecutive years.

The increase in autumn grain production is a foregone conclusion, and the area of ​​autumn grain has increased steadily. At present, nearly 80% of the harvest has been achieved.

The annual grain output will hit a record high again, staying above 1.3 trillion catties for seven consecutive years.

  This year, extreme weather occurs frequently in China, especially in the northern part of the country.

Outsiders worry that the severe autumn flood situation may adversely affect the autumn harvest and winter planting.

  In this regard, Pan Wenbo, director of the Planting Management Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said that more rain in the north has slowed down the progress of the autumn harvest and increased the cost of the autumn harvest, which has adversely affected the autumn harvest.

But at present, 75% of the autumn grain has been harvested across the country, and the bulk of the harvest has already landed. Although Henan, Shanxi, and Shaanxi have reduced autumn grain production due to severe floods, most of the autumn grain production in other main producing areas has increased, and the country as a whole has increased production.

Data show that this year, China’s crops affected an area of ​​about 100 million mu, and an average of 360 million mu of crops were affected each year in the past 10 years.

Therefore, from the area and extent of the disaster, China’s agricultural disasters this year should be the lightest year in the past 10 years.

  “Now it can be said that the annual grain harvest is a foregone conclusion, and the main expected goal of economic and social development of keeping grain output above 1.3 trillion catties determined at the beginning of the year can be achieved.” Pan Wenbo said, in response to the adverse effects and severe challenges brought about by the autumn rains, The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will take unconventional measures to do a good job in the fall harvest, ensure that the pellets are returned to the warehouse, do a good job in autumn sowing and planting, and do a good job in the management of wheat fields before winter and early spring to lay a solid foundation for a bumper summer grain harvest next year.

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