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Millions of farmers are planting more corn even though China has the world’s biggest surplus since 2002, because they know the government will buy corn at above-market prices. Farmers tend freshly planted corn in in 2010 Hunchun, China. (Bloomberg News photo by Nelson Ching)

China provides cushion for corn farmers amid glut

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BEIJING — Even after four years of record corn harvests left China with the world's biggest surplus since 2002, Zhang Fengyou and millions of farmers in the northeast provinces are planting more.


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