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Farm Progress America, February 21, 2022

Max Armstrong shares news of a Chinese rice program using a salt tolerant strain

Max Armstrong reports on a program in China to raise seawater rice in an area of the country where the water is salty. The breakthrough in production comes from a rice strain bred to thrive in highly salty conditions. China is working on ways to boost its production of food crops and reduce imports from other countries.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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