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Millers welcome rice mechanization plan

he private sector welcomes the plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to modernize rice milling facilities nationwide. Herculano Co, president of the Philippine Confederation of Grains Associations (Philcongrains), said yesterday that he would be interested in hearing how the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) would go about it.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement a ratooning program covering 100,000 hectares to produce more palay and offset losses due to back-to-back typhoons that hit Luzon recently.

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