Extreme weather bears down on rice

China Daily: Drought, heat, heavy rain and floods in China's major rice-growing regions are likely to cut the country's harvest and increase reliance on imports, industry experts have forecast. An ongoing drought has harmed rice crops in Central and East China's major rice-growing regions such as Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. Meanwhile, heavy rain and floods have hit Heilongjiang province in Northeast China. In addition, a heat wave has scorched 13 provincial-level areas and left about 6 million people......

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