China’s largest grain producer, Heilongjiang Province, is facing dual drought and flood challenges during this year’s spring harvest, according to experts. Ten counties and cities in the province’s west are suffering a lack of rain, while 29 others in the east and north are threatened by flood, meteorology experts said at a consultation meeting on flood control and drought relief held by the provincial government on Monday [16 March 2015]…Full Article: The Global Times Mar 2015
- Western Heilongjiang Province may suffer its worse spring drought in five years in 2015, while its southern and eastern regions are (as of March 2015) relatively wet (e.g. flooding).
- In 2013, Heilongjiang accounted for 11% of China’s rice production (by volume), less than 1% of its wheat output, 15% of its corn output, 25% of its beans output, and 3% of its tubers output. Overall, the province accounted for 10% (or ~60 million MTs) of China’s grain output in 2013.
- In 2012, Heilongjiang produced 28.8 million MTs of corn in 2012, or approximately 14% of China’s total output for that year (~205 million MTs).
- In 2011, Heilongjiang surpassed Henan in central China as the country’s top grain producer.