Farmland near urban centers is rapidly disappearing in the real estate boom that has gripped China. Even a mid-size coastal city like Xiapu, with no commercial airport, is building 20-30 story buildings at an explosive pace, and taking out prime farmland in the process. Poor farmers like 62-year-old Aqing are having a hard time making a living, and he is leasing this land in Xiapu to make ends meet. His lease in only year-to-year, and with three sides of this farmland surrounded by new 30 story apartment buildings in various states of construction, this may be his last season growing vegetables here. Another farmer on an adjacent lot had lost his land to highway construction, and is hoping to get new farmland from a land reclamation project planned along the coast.