China faces 'worst crop in history' according to government officials

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated March 17 2022 - 4:37am, first published March 16 2022 - 7:00pm
UNDER PRESSURE: China may need to import more wheat for staples such as noodles if this year's crop continues to track as badly as is currently predicted.

CHINESE state officials are warning the country could be on the cusp of its 'worst winter crop in history' following heavy flooding during planting late last year.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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