Spring corn planting in the country’s main grain growing area is now back on schedule, after being delayed for almost two weeks due to the impact of last autumn’s excessive rain and snow, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement on its website. By May 16, planting of corn seed in northeastern China’s three provinces, and northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, had covered 16 million hectares, accounting for 96.7 percent of the crop’s total coverage in the area, according to the ministry…Full-text article: China Daily May 2013

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  • Due to poor climatic conditions and planting delays, there was speculation that China’s corn harvest could be damaged

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  • In 2011, China produced 192 million MTs of corn (5.7 MTs per hectare) and imported 1.7 million MTs

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