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China’s northeastern corn belt left flattened by typhoons, fuelling food-security concerns ahead of autumn harvest

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Farmer Zhao Ge lets out a series of sighs as he surveys the damage to his corn crops in China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang after three typhoons slammed the region in the past month.With his farm located in Longjiang county more than 800km (497 miles) from the coast, Zhao says he never anticipated typhoons being a problem. But the climate abnormality – previously unheard of in China’s main corn-growing region – looks to have a severe impact on output at a time when broader food…

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Farmer Zhao Ge lets out a series of sighs as he surveys the damage to his corn crops in China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang after three typhoons slammed the region in the past month.With his farm located in Longjiang county more than 800km (497 miles) from the coast, Zhao says he never anticipated typhoons being a problem. But the climate abnormality – previously unheard of in China’s main corn-growing region – looks to have a severe impact on output at a time when broader food…

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