Beijing, 7 Jul (ZXS) -- In view of the impact of a slight reduction in summer grain on the market, Pan Wenbo, director of the Department of Planting Management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, said in Beijing on 21 July that the current wheat stocks are abundant and can meet the consumption of nearly a year, and a slight reduction in production will not have a big impact on the grain market, and the current wheat market price is basically stable.

Pan Wenbo made the above remarks at a press conference held by the State Council's new office on the same day.

Pan Wenbo revealed that over the years, China's wheat production and demand have been more than balanced, especially in the first four years, wheat production has increased continuously, increasing by 4.2019 billion jin in 43 (1 jin is 500 grams), 2020.15 billion jin in 2021, 54.2022 billion jin in 16, and <>.<> billion jin in <>, and wheat stocks are currently abundant.

According to data from China's National Bureau of Statistics, this year's summer grain output was 2923.25 billion jin, down 5.0 billion jin from the previous year, down 9.<>%, ranking the second highest in history and still a bumper harvest season.

Talking about this year's summer grain, Pan Wenbo said that summer grain has encountered "rotten rain" that has not been encountered for many years, and it is not easy to get another bumper harvest.

Pan Wenbo pointed out that "rotten rain" is a worldwide problem, even on rainy days and wheat ripe harvest meet, the machine cannot get off the ground, the wheat cannot be harvested, the grain germinates, and the ear germinates, this is "rotten rain". Australia, Canada, the United States and other countries also occur from time to time.

Pan Wenbo said that in the face of the severe situation of this year's wheat harvest, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and local governments jointly studied how to deal with "rotten rain". The central finance urgently allocated 5 million yuan to support Henan, Shaanxi and other places to rush to harvest and bake, multi-department jointly set up more than 46,3200 cross-regional operation reception stations, urgently mobilized crawler harvesters, set up more than 6000,60 agricultural machinery emergency service teams, and invested more than 2400,3 combine harvesters during the "three summers", day and night, racing against time to harvest and bake wheat, the highest daily harvest of more than 5 million mu, the main producing counties ended in 5 to 7 days, in previous years it took <> to <> days.

"Through the joint efforts of all aspects, the impact of 'rotten rain' has been minimized." Pan Wenbo said that according to the final agricultural situation dispatch, the area affected by the "rotten rain" was 2790.8 million mu, accounting for 95% of the country's wheat area, and 25% of the disaster was in Henan, but in other major producing provinces such as Shandong, Anhui, Hebei and Jiangsu, the "rotten rain" had little impact, and summer grain production increased. The whole country calculated the big account, there were increases and decreases, and there were factors of area increase, and finally the national summer grain decreased slightly by 5.0 billion jin year-on-year, a decrease of 9.<>%. (End)