Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlined food security and pledged more subsidies during a recent trip to southwestern Yunnan province. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlined food security and pledged more subsidies during a recent trip to southwestern Yunnan province. Photo: Xinhua

China pledges US$1.5b in grain farmer subsidies to offset soaring production costs

  • One-off subsidy aims to support summer harvest and autumn sowing, CCTV reports, citing China’s cabinet
  • Spring planting disruptions caused by Covid-19 curbs and war in Ukraine weigh on Chinese wheat output forecasts

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlined food security and pledged more subsidies during a recent trip to southwestern Yunnan province. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlined food security and pledged more subsidies during a recent trip to southwestern Yunnan province. Photo: Xinhua
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