Yanshou Rice wins national recognition
Yanshou Rice was awarded the honorable title of “National Agriculture Product Geographical Indication Demonstration Sample” by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the 16th China International Agriculture Products Trade Fair, according to information released by Harbin’s Yanshou county, on Nov 2.
Yanshou Rice won the title due to its pristine environment, excellent rice quality, its long history of growing the crop, and unique cultivation methods.
Yanshou county, which is known throughout China for its high-quality rice, is located on an alluvial plain formed by the Mafeng River and Liangzhu River. Fertile soil and abundant water and sunshine provide ideal growing conditions.
Currently, rice is planted in an area covering 1.04 million mu (69,333 hectares), with annual output of 600,000 tons of high-quality rice. The output value of the crop totals around 1.7 billion yuan ($245.6 million), accounting for 52 percent of the county's total output value.
Meanwhile, there are 65 rice processing companies in Yanshou county, with annual processing capacity of 2 million tons.
The exhibition area of Yanshou Rice pictured at the 16th China International Agriculture Products Trade Fair. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Yanshou Rice is granted the honorable title of “National Agriculture Product Geographical Indication Demonstration Sample” by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the 16th China International Agriculture Products Trade Fair. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Yuan Longping (R), China's "Father of Hybrid Rice", is pictured in his office. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
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