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China stresses modern agriculture development

Updated: Dec 14,2017 9:16 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The State Council called for more efforts to foster new types of agricultural businesses in the country on Dec 13.

Projects will be launched to support diverse business entities that integrate different industries and link to the Internet Plus strategy, said a statement released after a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Training plans will be started to cultivate new types of professional farmers to spur entrepreneurship and innovation in rural areas to lift more people out of poverty, the statement said.

The State Council also promised preferential financial, tax, land and power use policies to encourage businesses to process agricultural products.

Financial services will be innovated to facilitate the leasing of large agricultural machinery, the statement said.