China food security: top soybean region Heilongjiang unveils …

China’s largest soybean producing province has taken its first step to boost production in 2022, following Beijing’s recent warning about dependence on imports for a commodity regarded as essential to national food security.The northeastern province of Heilongjiang, which produces about 40 per cent of China’s total soybean output and accounts for a similar level of acreage, has set a target of planting more than 666,667 hectares (1.6 million acres) of soybeans this year, according to provincial…

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