Heilongjiang Province, China’s Largest Grain Producer, is Suffering From Both Drought and Floods

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

University of Arkansas Representatives Meet With their Chinese Counterparts in Shaanxi Province

With over 1.3 billion mouths to feed, agriculture is important in China. It’s also important at the University of Arkansas and administrators from the university met with their counterparts in China to look for collaboration opportunities. “We completed a survey of students and faculty in the Bumpers College to identify key areas where we need

China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project Expected to Boost Wheat Output

China’s south-to-north water diversion project, expected to start operation in the coming days, will ease the drought that has been plaguing north China, greatly improving grain output, officials and experts have said. About 13 percent of water will be assigned for agriculture every year, which will add six billion cubic meters of water for ecological

Northern Xinjaing’s Ili Valley Has Suffered from Poor Rainfall Since May

A prolonged drought in northwest China’s Xinjiang has left about 200,000 people in need of emergency aid, including drinking water, said the region’s civil affairs department Saturday [23 August 2014]. In seven counties of the Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Ili in northern Xinjiang, more than half a million people and 3.46 million head of livestock

Irrigation Costs Spike as Drought Saps China’s Water Supply

A severe drought in China’s major crop-producing regions threatens to end 11 consecutive years of annual growth in the country’s harvest. The drought, affecting 4 million hectares of farmland, has cut the agricultural water supply in provinces including Henan, Hubei, Shandong and Liaoning, and shows no sign of abating. It coincides with one of the

Drought is Causing Water Shortages in Henan and Shaanxi (Video)

The high temperatures continued on Saturday in many parts of China. Weeks of drought have already brought water shortages and caused major damage to agriculture in some of the country’s major farming provinces. The central province of Henan and northwestern province of Shaanxi have been the worst-hit, with Henan experiencing its worst drought and lowest