El Niño crop damage P55.4M, Kabankalan hardest hit: OPA

The El Niño damage to rice and corn crops in Negros Occidental increased to P55,412, 924, with Kabankalan City the hardest hit, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) reported Wednesday, February 28.

The damage has affected 1,213 farmers tilling crops on 1,064 hectares, OIC Provincial Agriculturist Dina Genzola said in a report to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson.

She placed the damage to rice crops at P55, 255,071.89 and to corn at P157,852.80.

Damage to rice crops in Kabankalan City hit P22,834,450.80, followed by Cauayan – P14,001,540, Ilog – P7,487,370.24, Himamaylan City – P3,732,556.92, Hinoba-an – P2,525,595.60, Hinigaran – P1,751,055.20, Sipalay City – P1,623,445.63, Binalbagan – P513,360, Moises Padilla – P450,897.50, and Isabela – P334,800, Genzola said.

Damage to corn crops in Sipalay City was P157,852.80. she added.*

Secured By miniOrangeSecured By miniOrange