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QUEZON CITY, Nov. 7 — With timely weather advisories, farmers were able to harvest early and thus “saved” their crops several days before typhoons “Quinta” and “Rolly” wrought damage to major rice-producing provinces in Luzon.

As a result, combined palay production loss amounted to roughly 165,000 metric tons (MT), representing two percent of the projected fourth-quarter harvest of 8.4 million MT.

“We hope and pray that in the remaining eight weeks of the year, we will be spared from strong typhoons, and thus our full-year production estimate would be realized,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

See full article at Philippine Information Agency

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