A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field in Xiaopu village of Huaxian county

 
A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field in Xiaopu village of Huaxian county
A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field in Xiaopu village of Huaxian county, Henan province February 12, 2011. The Chinese government plans to drill 1,350 wells across eight wheat growing provinces to help battle a drought threatening the vital crop that has fuelled talk of higher global prices, state media said on Friday. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA