During the wheat harvest season, many people travel to Shandong, Henan, Hebei and other major wheat producing areas to help local farmers harvest. Gao Zhiyong and his wife Wu Suge, who are from Nanhe County of Hebei Province, have been in this business for years. Starting in mid-May every year, they would spend about a month travelling to various places and helping farmers harvest. The husband drives the harvester, while the wife is responsible for contacting the farmer clients, measuring the wheat fields and keeping accounts. The couple usually starts their day at 5 o'clock in the morning. "Although it is hard work, the income is considerable. With a daily harvest of about 90 mu (about 6 hectares), our net income can be over 50,000 yuan (about 7,000 U.S. dollars) for a harvest season." Gao says.
(Source: Xinhua)June 11, 2020