Cojuangco: Mechanical drying means  5% increase in farmers’ income

November 30, 2015 at 1:10 am Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Magane

SAN CARLOS CITY- Gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco said that if farmers can increase their palay harvest by 5% or 10%, these will have a great impact in the local economy.mark taho 2

WITH TAHO VENDOR.Former Pangasinan fifth district Representative Mark Cojuangco is flanked by Calasiao Mayor Mark Macanlalay (left) and Dasol Mayor Noel Nacar during a visit to Dasol town. Standing at the back is a taho vendor from whom they bought taho. (See story on page 8) LEOJAN ANUDON

 Cojuangco, who was with local officials and farmers at Salinap village here for consultative meeting recently, explained how a mechanical palay drying facility could improve the quality of palay grains that will eventually increase their income.

 He said that with mechanical drying, the moisture content of the palay grains is controlled thus when milled, these are “whole grain” and unbroken.

 Citing Villasis palay drying facility as example, Cojuangco said that farmers  earning more because of the reduction of losses as compared to solar drying of palay.

 Local farmers are used to dry their palay harvests along road pavements and multipurpose pavements that resulted in drop of selling price of rice by 10% as grains, when milled, are broken.

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