[Epoch Times, May 11, 2022]Wheat is about to enter the harvest season in northern China, and many places (especially Henan) are “cutting wheat seedlings for feed”; in Hebei, real estate developers have damaged wheat fields. On May 11, “Central Plains Granary Henan was pushed to the top” rushed to the hot search.
Recently, many videos of harvesting young wheat crops have been circulating on the Internet. The video shows the entire green-looking piece of wheat being mowed down in large swaths by the roar of the harvester. Some of these wheat shoots have already set ears.
According to Jiemian News, in some wheat-growing areas in the northern part of the mainland, some farmers harvest green wheat in advance, claiming that it is used as feed, and one mu of land can be sold for 1,500 yuan (RMB, the same below) or more than 2,000 yuan. In the video, trucks full of green wheat line up, preparing to enter the farm.
On May 10, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Communist Party of China responded that it had requested all localities to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
In the 2021 grain production rankings of the mainland provinces, Henan, the “granary of the Central Plains”, is second only to Heilongjiang. According to public reports, Henan’s wheat output accounts for a quarter of the country’s total, stable at more than 70 billion kilograms.
According to upstream news reports, on May 8, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Henan Province has issued an “extremely urgent” internal light telegram across the province.
The cable said that the current wheat has entered the grain filling period, which is the critical period for increasing the grain and ensuring the yield. There are only more than 20 days left before the large-scale harvest begins.
The cable said that the occurrence of the destruction of wheat and the use of wheat as silage revealed that local cadres and relevant stakeholders are not well positioned to maintain food security…
On May 10, the head of the Agriculture and Rural Bureau of Suiping County, Zhumadian City, Henan Province, surnamed Li, said that after receiving Mingdian, the bureau had made arrangements to prohibit selling wheat as silage. will be held accountable.”
Recently, there have also been cases of real estate developers destroying wheat fields. According to media reports, before the “May Day” holiday, a developer in Yuanshi County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province used a forklift at night to shovel up the wheat that had already been heading and graining. In this regard, on May 7, the Yuanshi County Government Office issued a situation report saying that the local joint investigation team was immediately established to investigate the issue, and the developer was ordered to stop construction and be held accountable.
After investigation, the plot involved in the case covers an area of 36.5 mu, and 4.4 mu of wheat is planted in the plot. On April 27th, the project party arranged for machinery to enter the field without sufficient communication with the government and farmers, resulting in the crushing of 1.18 mu of wheat. In response to this problem, Yuanshi County has ordered the developer to stop construction and pursue relevant responsibilities.
On May 10, according to the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Communist Party of China, recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued a notice requiring all localities to further comprehensively investigate all kinds of wheat damages such as the start of construction and silage wheat, and to deal with all violations of laws and regulations.
In recent years, the CCP has repeatedly emphasized that “the Chinese people’s rice bowls must be firmly in their own hands at all times” and “the rice bowls mainly contain Chinese grains.” Xi Jinping once mentioned that in order to ensure food security, 1.8 billion mu of arable land must be worthy of its name.
According to the “2020 Report on the Economic Operation of China‘s Agricultural Products Processing Industry” by the Rural Industry Development Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Communist Party of China, China‘s grain imports hit a new high in 2020, and many projects even doubled.
Current affairs commentator Li Linyi believes that the so-called “food security” of the CCP’s top management is mainly to consider the issue of how the CCP regime will survive in the event of natural and man-made disasters in the future or because the CCP has a bad relationship with other countries in the world, and food imports are interrupted.
Responsible editor: Fang Xiao#