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‘Pedring’ crop damage at P729 million — DA By Angie M. Rosales 09/29/2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

‘Pedring’ crop damage at P729 million — DA

By Angie M. Rosales 09/29/2011

Typhoon “Pedring” left devastations on the agriculture sector worth an estimated P729 million in 28 provinces of eight regions in the country, according to initial reports provided by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the Senate.

At a hearing on the proposed DA budget by the Senate finance committee, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said almost 68,000 hectares of agricultural lands of some 50,000 farmers were affected by the recent typhoon.

Rice fields were the most affected, leaving P654 million damaged crops while 6,322 metric tons of corn were also affected worth P69.2 million.

Alcala said about 39,175 metric tons of palay were damaged which was 0.6 percent of 6.5 million metric tons of the projected harvest for the remaining months of the year..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/business/20110929bus1.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

Ang lupit ni Bagyong Pedring sa ating kalikasan. Ang daming mga matatandang puno ang ibinagsak nito sa mga lugar na kanyang dinaanan.

Dahil mahirap palitan ang mga matatandang punong iyan lalo na sa ngayon ay bawas alindog at kaigihan ng kalikasan tayo ngayon.

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