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China to Import Less Wheat
Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent
Mon Jun 30, 2014 07:58 AM CDT

BEIJING (DTN) -- Chinese farmers are harvesting the last of the wheat crop, and Qinsheng Zhao, a farmer in south Shanxi province, is pleased with this year's production.

"We normally water the crop four times during the growing period to fight with drought," he said. "But this year, we only did twice, once before the winter and another time after spring."

China's agriculture ministry estimates the crop at 122.6 million metric tons, or 4.5 billion bushels. That marks the tenth year of consecutively increasing wheat production in China.

Weather in most production regions was favorable, said Guanghui Xie, a professor ...

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