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China Pledges to Keep Grain Output Stable, Not Rely on Imports

  • Country vows to improve grain pricing and stockpiling system
  • Overseas soybean purchases climbed 14% last year to a record

China, the world’s biggest user of rice and wheat, plans to keep grain production stable through 2020 and, while it will import some grain, the country won’t rely on foreign purchases for supplies, Agriculture Minister Han Changfu told reporters before the annual legislature meeting in Beijing.

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