Tsunami Leaves Most of Japanese Agriculture Intact

Japan’s Agriculture Survives (By Linda H. Smith – DTN Progressive Farmer)

EXCERPT: The Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures were affected most by the tsunami. Planting takes place there in April and May. “It seems that some rice land will be out of production, due to salt water intrusion, because the tidal wave penetrated 6 miles inland in some areas,” the U.S. Rice Federation said on its website. However, these prefectures include less than 13 percent of the rice grown in Japan, the organization reported.

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