Jilin is a major agricultural province with rich farming resources. As a major commodity grain product base, it leads the nation in average per-capita grain output, grain commercial rate, amount of grain shipped out of the province, and corn exports.
In 2006, the total output of the grains reached 27.20 million tons, up 5.4 percent over the previous year. The organic, characteristic, and high quality agricultural products have created a broader market and a high reputation inside or outside our country.
Jilin province is located in the golden corn belt of the northeast China, where the climate, soil and other natural conditions are conducive to quality corn production. Corn actually makes up about 60% of the total farm acreage, and accounts for about 70% of the province’s total grain output. Through the years Jilin has ranked first in China in terms of total corn output, per-capita grain share, amount of corn converted into commodities, volume of corn export, and amount of corn shipped out of the province.
Corn production, therefore, is vital to local farm production, local farmers’ incomes and the economic development of the entire province. With a view of the new situation arising in agricultural development and market demand and taking into consideration the changed circumstances, the provincial authorities reassessed the role and significance of corn production and set forth a new guideline for a corn-associated economy. According to the new guideline, the corn is taken as not only a kind of grain crop but also a kind of cash crop, the corn produce and agricultural development will be treated as the perspective of industrial economy. The bottom line is to turn the province’s abundant corn resources into economic advantage and promote local agriculture and rural economy to develop in giant strides.
The key to a thriving corn economy lies in revamping the mode of production, expanding the scale of production, and setting seed selection and other links of corn production along regionalized, specialized and standardized lines. Corn circulation has to be reformed as well, so that grain deep processing enterprises can foster direct contact with farmers, and both home and foreign markets can be opened up.
Corn processing will become more refined so as to increase its incremental value. A number of major corn processing enterprises are growing in strength, including Changchun Dacheng and SongYuan Lishida, and a 600,000-ton-a-year alcohol production project of Jilin Municipality; and a galaxy of grain circulation and fodder processing enterprises, including Jilin Corn Group, Jilin Deda, Changchun Haoyue, Gongzhuling Huazheng, are going strongly. Jilin’s corn economy is thriving as never before.
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