Harvest in China exceeds 40% of the planted area

More than half of the mid-season rice, more than 40% of the corn and about 40% of the soybeans have been harvested so far

06.10.2023 | 14:41 (UTC -3)
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Farmers in Zhoujiazhuang Village in Jinzhou City, north China's Hebei Province, October 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
Farmers in Zhoujiazhuang Village in Jinzhou City, north China's Hebei Province, October 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported that 42,2% of autumn grains have been harvested across China. More than half of the mid-season rice, more than 40% of the corn and about 40% of the soybeans have been harvested so far, according to the ministry.

Farmers are optimistic about a better harvest than last year, saying corn yields should be better than before, thanks in part to improved soil management practices.

Below, see some photos of the daily work of farmers in that country.

A farmer operates agricultural machinery to dry corn in Fuliuyao Village of Xiwangzhuang Town, Zaozhuang City, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
A farmer operates agricultural machinery to dry corn in Fuliuyao Village of Xiwangzhuang Town, Zaozhuang City, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
A farmer organizes corn harvesting in Liunansu Village, Guangzong County, Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province, October 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
A farmer organizes corn harvesting in Liunansu Village, Guangzong County, Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province, October 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
A farmer operates agricultural machinery to harvest rice in Baita town of Xianju county in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province, Oct. 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
A farmer operates agricultural machinery to harvest rice in Baita town of Xianju county in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province, Oct. 5, 2023 - Photo: Xinhua
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