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Typhoons disrupt Q3 farm production

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AFTER expanding for over a year and a half, the country’s farm output contracted by 0.83 percent in the third quarter, as erratic weather conditions battered the sector’s main driver: crops.

The country’s agricultural output, at constant prices, in the July-to-September period reached P78.118 billion, compared to the P81.068 billion recorded in the same period last year, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

For the first nine months of 2018, agriculture posted a 0.15-percent increase in output, the PSA said in its quarterly report, titled Performance of Philippine Agriculture, published on Wednesday.

See full article at Business Mirror

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