China’s Big Farm Province Says Drought Damage Limited

An official of Province has said that the current drought‘s damage is limited, due to irrigation and better yields in other regions. From Reuters:

The government of one of China’s big farming provinces, Henan, said on Saturday that wheat production will probably not fall despite a widespread , adding to signs that damage from the dry spell is so far limited.

Liu Mancang, vice governor of Henan responsible for , told reporters visiting the central province that irrigation and better yields in some areas were likely to offset drought damage elsewhere.

“Provided that our drought control measures are on target, and the drought doesn’t continue and worsen, then this year’s wheat harvest should be about the same as last year’s,” Liu told a news conference in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou.

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