Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Sunday urged agricultural
producers' cooperatives across the country to guarantee a
sufficient supply of agricultural products while providing adequate
materials needed in farming.
Those organizations should step up reform in rural logistics and
help stabilize the prices of agricultural products, Hui told a
meeting of All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing
Agricultural producers' cooperatives are collectively owned
organizations in rural areas where farmers get their seed,
fertilizer, pesticides, machinery, tools and other production
materials, and have their products sold.
At the meeting, 228 groups and 199 model workers were honored
for their outstanding work in those cooperatives.
Vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's
Congress Gu Xiulian, and vice-chairman of the National Committee of
the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Bai Lichen
and Li Meng attended the meeting.
(Xinhua News Agency January 28, 2008)