Wednesday, January 30, 2008

China's crops badly damaged by icy storms: Agriculture minister

The winter storms in China have clobbered the country's agriculture. This Reuters story has the scanty details. The government has given some general numbers, but hasn't spelled out how much of each crop has been lost. It also looks as if the winter wheat crop will be hurt. Another factor contributing to rising food prices around the world.

Topographic map of China from Wikimedia Commons.

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