China Set For Bountiful Harvest

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reuters / Bad weather in parts of China s corn-growing province of Jilin may have spoiled some farmers hopes of a rich harvest, but expanded acreage means agronomists are sticking to forecasts that China will reap one of its best harvests in years.

Farmers across the country have planted far more acres of corn this year, thanks to government subsidies and higher prices. So even though flooding and drought have lowered yield estimates in some areas, the impending harvest could still bring a good-size haul, analysts said.

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