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GIEWS Update-detail
FAO/GIEWS Global Watch

16 January 2009

Severe Drought Prevails in Northern China, Major Winter Wheat Producing Region



Since the start of the 2008/09 winter wheat season, Northern China has received precipitation levels 70-90% below normal. Drastically lower precipitation affected winter wheat crop in southern Hebei province, western Shandong province, mid-Henan province, and southeastern Shanxi province.

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