Chinese wheat crop threatened by harsh winter
Monday January 07 2013
THE exceptionally cold weather in China this winter may have a detrimental effect on the country's developing wheat crop, according to the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre (CNGOIC).
China, the world's biggest wheat producer, is experiencing its coldest winter for 28 years and widespread snowfall and lower temperatures since January 2 have affected crops in southern growing regions and along the Huai River, CNGOIC said in a report, without giving an estimate on crop damage.
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