Farmers abandoned an abundant amount of vegetables such as spinach and celery on the side of roads and in fields in a county in Zhengzhou, Henan province, because they were unable to sell their crops, Dahe Daily reported on Thursday [3 April 2014]. Wang Sumei, an official with the local rural affair committee, said a specific reason for the dumpings has yet to be identified, adding that it could be possible that more vegetable farms in other provinces have put financial pressure on farmers in Henan…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2014

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  • Farmers complained that vegetables sell for only 8 CNY (US$1.25) per kg, while celery can only be sold for 0.4 CNY (US$0.06) per kg after having a price of 1.4 to 2.6 (US$0.23 to US$0.42) the prior year

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