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The ‘Northern Grain Base’ of China Suffers From Heavy Snow
On top of the pandemic, Heilongjiang is taking another catastrophic hit. Since April, farmlands in Sanjiang Plain have suffered from floods caused by heavy snow. Thousands of acres of farmlands are ruined. The northern grain base of China is suffering tremendous losses. - Man: “This is the junction of the two farmlands encircled before the flood. This one was for corn, and the one in the northward section was for rice. Take a look. It’s in April, the soybeans are gone. It was already a loss last year. The entire area here, thousands of acres, is ruined. So is the rice, soybeans, and corn.” The Sanjiang Plain covers 23 counties in Heilongjiang Province, located in China’s northeast region. The area has extensive wetlands known as the Northern Grain Base. It has an annual output of 7 billion kilograms. The first virus epicenter in Hubei is known as one of the central grain bases. It missed its early spring planting due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the outbreak is hitting Heilongjiang, where the northern grain base is situated.