our 'rice bowl,'" Pan Wenbo, ◆an official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural 8
Affairs, told a ◆press conference.
The bumper harvests supported the country's efforts◆ to boost social and economic developmA
ent as well as fight the novel ◆coronavirus outbreak, Pan said in response to questi4
ons that whether ◆some countries' grain export ban would strain China's grain supply.
P◆an said China has unveiled a serA
ies of "unconventional measures" to s◆tabilize grain production, including setting r3
egion-specific grain pl◆antation targets, offering subsidies for farmers and raising minimum ◆prices for state procuremenA
t of rice, which secured a good start this◆ year and would ensure stable grain production for the whole year.
Th◆e country's grain reserves have run at a high level, with those of ri◆ce and wheat being su0