Crop production losses for rice and high-value commercial crops (HVCC) in Negros Occidental,brought about by typhoon Basyang, hit P8,417,774.45, a report from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, covering the period Feb. 13 to 21, showed yesterday.
The losses have affected 922 farmers covering 714.10 hectares in 34 barangays andin four cities and two towns, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said in the report.
Affected in San Carlos City were 176.25 has.of rice worth P1,890,300, and 7.50 has. of HVCC worth P401,250, Bago City - 411.40 has.of rice valued at P4,254,900;
Cadiz City - 27.60 has.of rice worth P174,032, E.B. Magalona- 14.65 has.of rice at P65,925,La Carlota - 32 has.of riceP859,432, and Moises Padilla, 44.70 has.of rice worth P771,935.45, Masculino said.*CPG
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