China’s summer grain output increased for a 12th consecutive year in 2015 thanks to intensified government support for agriculture and favorable weather, according to new official figures. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement on its website on Wednesday [15 July 2015] that summer grain production reached a record 141.07 million tons this year, up 3.3 percent, or 4.47 million tons, from that of 2014…Full Article: China Daily July 2015
- In 2015, China harvested summer grain crops on 27.69 million ha of land.
- In 2014, China harvested 136.6 million MTs of summer crops (~25% from Henan province). Summer wheat and early-season rice harvests generally begin in late-May and end in early-July.
- In 2014 (summer), Henan province (China’s largest by population and a major agriculture producer) carried out cloud-seeding operations (i.e. weather modification to induce rain by dispersing substances into the air) in order to minimize the effects of a drought.