China's vegetable output expected to reach 677 million tons in 2011, a 4% rise from last year and the first such increase since 2000, according to nation's Ministry of Agriculture

LOS ANGELES , December 16, 2011 () – According to a report by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the output of vegetables in the nation is anticipated to reach 677 million tons in 2011, a 4% rise from last year, SinoCast reported Dec. 16.

This is the first such increase in vegetable output since 2000, according to the report.

Cotton production, meanwhile, is expected to hit over 6.5 million tons this year, a growth of more than 600,000 tons. Grain output has risen for eight consecutive years and is expected to hit 140.5 billion kilograms in 2011, the report said.

The primary source of this article is SinoCast, Beijing, China, on Dec. 16, 2011.

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