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Low Temps Hit China Corn Belt
Wed Apr 10, 2013 03:08 PM CDT

BEIJING (Dow Jones) -- China's major corn producing areas are suffering from colder-than-usual spring weather and waterlogging due to excessive snow and rain in winter, delaying sowing and increasing the costs of production, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Corn is China's largest crop in terms of output and any decline in domestic production may send global prices higher, as the country has become more active than before in the global grain market.

Last year, China produced 208.12 million tons of corn, up 8% on year. It imported 5.21 million tons of the animal feed, an increase of 197% on ...

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