China News Service, Beijing, January 23 (Reporter Chen Su) China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs stated on the 23rd that grain output in 2023 will be 1,390.82 billion jins, an increase of 17.76 billion jins over the previous year, setting a new record high.

  On the same day, the State Council Information Office held a press conference on the operation of agriculture and rural economy in 2023.

Deng Xiaogang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, said that in 2023, China effectively overcame the impact of disasters such as the rare "bad rain" in the Huanghuai River, severe local floods in North and Northeast China, and local drought in the Northwest, and achieved another bumper harvest in grain production.

Grain output in 2023 will be 1,390.82 billion jins, an increase of 17.76 billion jins over the previous year, setting a new record high and stabilizing at more than 1.3 trillion jins for nine consecutive years.

  From the perspective of key agricultural products, the expansion of soybean oil crops has achieved remarkable results. The soybean area is 157 million acres, which has been stable at more than 150 million acres for two consecutive years. The output is 41.68 billion jin, a record high.

The planting area of ​​oil crops has reached 200 million acres.

The production capacity of pigs remains stable, the production of beef, mutton, poultry, milk, and aquatic products has increased across the board, and the supply of vegetables and fruits is sufficient.

  Deng Xiaogang said that to ensure food security in 2024, China will implement a new round of actions to increase grain production capacity by 100 billion kilograms, deeply promote the action to increase the large-scale yields of major crops such as grains and oils across the country, focus on stabilizing grain rations, stabilizing corn, and stabilizing soybeans, and continue to expand the area of ​​rapeseed , focusing on increasing unit yields and ensuring that grain output remains above 1.3 trillion catties.

  Pan Wenbo, director of the Planting Industry Management Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will insist on stabilizing area and increasing yields. In 2024, it will continue to issue food production targets and tasks to various regions and implement farmland protection and food security responsibility system assessments.

We will implement the minimum purchase price of wheat and rice, subsidies for corn and soybean producers and rice subsidies, increase support for grain yield improvement projects, and mobilize the enthusiasm of local governments to grasp grain and farmers to grow grain.

In terms of improving unit yield, we will focus on key grain and oil production counties and production entities, promote leading varieties, main technologies, and main machine models through an integrated system, comprehensively improve unit yield levels, implement large-scale entities to increase production, demonstrate and drive small and medium-sized farmers to achieve high yields, and promote large-area balance. Increase production.