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In the first three quarters, all regions and departments conscientiously implemented the major decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on the work of “agriculture, rural areas and farmers”, coordinated the advancement of epidemic prevention and control and agricultural production development, actively responded to floods, and did not relax to grasp food production. The policy and measures to ensure stable production and supply of live pigs were implemented, the output of summer grains and early rice was increased, the autumn grains were expected to be harvested, the production of live pigs maintained a steady recovery momentum, and the overall stable development of agricultural production.

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   1. Food production is expected to have another bumper harvest

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   The total output of summer grain and early rice increased by 4.48 billion catties. In 2020, the national summer grain and early rice output totaled 340.2 billion jin, an increase of 4.48 billion jin or 1.3% over 2019. Among them, the national summer grain output was 285.6 billion jin, an increase of 2.42 billion jin, an increase of 0.9%. The weather conditions during the summer grain growth period were generally favorable, and the summer grain yield increased by 1.6%, which was the main factor for the increase in summer grain production. The national early rice yield fell by 2.7 due to floods. %, thanks to a 6.8% increase in planting area, the output of early rice reached 54.6 billion jin, an increase of 2.06 billion jin, an increase of 3.9%, reversing the downward trend for many years.

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   Autumn grain is expected to have another bumper harvest. In terms of the sown area, the state attaches great importance to grain production this year. Various localities have increased their support for grain production, layered their responsibilities for grain production, expanded double-season rice planting, and the autumn grain sown area has increased steadily. In terms of yield, since autumn crops were planted, most of the country’s agricultural areas have relatively suitable climate conditions, and the occurrence of diseases and insect pests is relatively light, which is conducive to the growth and development of autumn crops and the formation of yield. Although floods and typhoons have had certain impacts on autumn grain production in parts of the south and northeast, the overall impact on autumn grain production is limited. At present, the national corn, mid-season rice, one-season late rice, soybeans and other autumn grain crops have basically been harvested. The double-season late rice is in the critical period of yield formation. There is about one month before the mature harvest. If the weather is normal in the later period, the autumn crop production is expected to resume Have a good harvest.

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   2. Live pig production capacity continues to rise, and poultry production continues to improve

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   In the first three quarters, the national output of pork, beef, mutton, and poultry was 52.51 million tons, a decrease of 2.57 million tons over the same period of the previous year, or 4.7%, and the rate of decline narrowed by 6.1 percentage points from the first half of the year. Among them, pork production fell by 10.8%, and the decline narrowed by 8.3 percentage points; poultry meat production increased by 6.5%. The production of poultry eggs and milk has increased steadily.

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   The year-on-year decline of live pigs for slaughter has significantly narrowed, and the stock of live pigs has resumed growth. In the first three quarters, 361.86 million pigs were slaughtered nationwide, down 11.7% year-on-year, and the rate of decline narrowed by 8.2 percentage points compared with the first half of the year. In the third quarter, slaughter went from negative to positive year-on-year, an increase of 15.1%; pork production was 28.38 million tons, down 10.8%, a decrease than In the first half of the year, it narrowed by 8.3 percentage points. This year, various places have adopted measures such as increasing financial subsidies and guaranteeing production land to promote the resumption of live pig production and expansion, and the live pig stock has continued to rise. At the end of the third quarter, the national live pig stock was 37.39 million, an increase of 9.0% over the end of the second quarter. Since the fourth quarter of last year, it has increased for four consecutive quarters.

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   Cattle and sheep production is basically stable, and milk production has increased. In the first three quarters of the country’s beef cattle production was 30.93 million heads, a decrease of 430,000 heads over the same period last year, a decrease of 1.4%; beef production was 4.5 million tons, a decrease of 80,000 tons, or 1.7%; milk production was 23.29 million tons, an increase of 1.75 million tons, an increase 8.1%. At the end of the third quarter, the national cattle population was 95.72 million heads, a year-on-year increase of 2.3% and a month-on-month increase of 4.0%.

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   In the first three quarters, the number of sheep in the country was 21.49 million, a decrease of 7.33 million over the same period last year, a decrease of 3.4%; the output of mutton was 3.24 million tons, a decrease of 60,000 tons, a decrease of 1.8%. At the end of the third quarter, the national sheep population was 312.17 million, a year-on-year decrease of 0.1% and a month-on-month increase of 2.1%.

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   Poultry production has grown steadily, and the output of poultry meat and eggs has increased. In the first three quarters, the country’s poultry production was 10.79 billion, an increase of 590 million over the same period last year, an increase of 5.8%; the output of poultry meat was 16.39 million tons, an increase of 1 million tons, an increase of 6.5%; the output of poultry eggs was 24.93 million tons, an increase of 1.21 million tons , An increase of 5.1%. At the end of the third quarter, the country’s poultry inventory was 6.72 billion, a year-on-year increase of 7.5% and a month-on-month increase of 17.1%.

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   3. The increase in producer prices for agricultural products fell further

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   In the third quarter, the overall level of producer prices for agricultural products nationwide rose by 14.8% over the same period of the previous year. Driven by the decline in the price increase of pig producers, the increase rate dropped by 6.3 percentage points from the second quarter. Among them, raised animals and their products rose by 32.4%, a decline of 17.9 percentage points; agricultural products rose by 2.8%, fishery products rose by 1.3%, and forestry products fell by 3.0%.

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In terms of main varieties, in the third quarter, rice prices rose by 2.3% year-on-year, wheat fell by 1.2%; due to the continuous increase in pig production capacity, feed consumption demand increased, corn rose by 8.5%, soybeans rose by 4.4%; fruit market supply was sufficient, Prices dropped by 3.0%; vegetables rose by 9.1%; live pigs rose by 59.0%. With the gradual recovery of the supply of live pigs, the growth rate dropped by 30.3 percentage points from the second quarter; live cattle and live sheep rose by 8.9% and 10.3% respectively; the output of poultry products increased. The market is adequately supplied, with live poultry and poultry eggs falling by 5.7% and 16.7% respectively.

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   (The author is the Director of the Rural Department of the National Bureau of Statistics)

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   (Original link: http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/202010/20/t20201020_35910162.shtml)

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