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Vice Premier urges reforms in progressing modern agriculture

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-01-27 10:30

BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Sunday urged authorities in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province to steadily construct an environment fit for modern agriculture.

Efforts should be coordinated and targeted at areas including standardization in allocating agriculture-related funds, development of big-scale farming, mechanism improvement for the pricing of farm produce, as well as innovations to agricultural businesses, he said.

Meanwhile, breakthroughs must be made in rural finance and agricultural insurance, Wang said during his inspection tour Friday to Sunday to the province.

During his stay, the vice premier also urged local logistics companies to step up work in ensuring market supplies of fresh vegetables and other farm produce in the province ahead of the Spring Festival, which falls on January 31.

Northeast China's Heilongjiang produces the most grain of any province, with its annual yield accounting for almost 10 percent of the national total.

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