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A farmer ploughs among rice seedlings in a field at the Xiahe Village... News PhotoAgriculture,Asian Style Conical Hat,Farmer,Finance,Human Interest,Jiangsu Province,Nanjing,Outdoors,Paddy Field,SeedlingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2007 Getty ImagesNANJING, CHINA - JUNE 12: (CHINA OUT) A farmer ploughs among rice seedlings in a field at the Xiahe Village on June 12, 2007 in the outskirts of Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China. China's direct subsidy to its hundreds of millions of farmers will rise 63 percent from a year earlier to 42.7 billion yuan (about USUSD5.6 billion) this year, the Ministry of Finance announced late last month. The subsidy includes 15.1 billion yuan earmarked for grain planting and 27.6 billion yuan for farming materials like fertilizers and pesticides. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)