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Farmers Continuously Receive Hybrid Corn Seeds

Feb 22, 2017 Written by  PIO Read 571 times
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Vigan City -The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur headed by Governor Ryan Luis Singson gives out assistance to the farmers in the province in the form of hybrid corn seeds called Ryan’s Corn through the Ryan’s Corn Assistance program. The project was first launched in the year 2013. This aims to maintain quality corn production in Ilocos Sur at the same time to uplift the socio-economic sector. The milestones of this project are evident from the positive feedback of the farmers and traders. Each corn plant can produce two corn fruits and its seeds are heavier compared to ordinary corn. This time, the Provincial Agriculture Office distributed twenty two thousand two hundred twenty two (22,222) bags of Hybrid corn seeds that can be planted to 12, 500 000 hectares of land. “We increase the number of our beneficiaries. In past years, only selected farmers were given Ryan’s corn to plant but this time we see to it that all farmers in our province can have Ryan’s corn to plant in their fields.” Mr. Constante Botacion, Provincial Agriculturist added. The farmers are grateful in receiving the assistance from the Provincial Government. This will ease their burden especially in providing farm inputs. “This helps us lessen our expenses because we have free corn seeds to plant and we are also given free technical assistance to make us more efficient and productive” Mrs. Leonila Alquiza, Farmer said. The success of the Ryan’s Corn Assistance Project garnered seven awards in the 11th National Corn Congress and 3rd Quality Corn Achievers Awarding Ceremony held at Clark, Pampanga last October 22, 2015. Gov. Singson claims that this achievement is an achievement of every Ilocosurian farmers who gave their full support to make the project successful. “I’m glad for the success of our province. Because of this, investors put up a Feed Mill in our province because they see our potential. This company will help our farmers in marketing their products.” Gov. Ryan expressed.

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