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P6-M aid set for onion farmers in Pangasinan town

05:19 AM April 17, 2018

DAGUPAN CITY — The Bayambang town government has committed P6 million for onion growers whose farms were devoured by armyworms.

The municipal agriculture officer, Artemio Buezon, said 896 hectares of farms tilled by 1,014 farmers were destroyed by armyworms, prompting the declaration of a state of calamity in the town last month.

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He said his office would divide the aid among the affected farmers who tilled 3 ha of onion farms and below.

A farmer lost the equivalent of P150,000 in revenue per hectare, he said. —Yolanda Sotelo

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