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Yellow corn yield achieved 103% self-sufficiency last year–Piñol

“The Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that the country has achieved a 103-percent self-sufficiency in yellow corn production last year, the first in more than two decades.

Quoting a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said gross yellow corn output in 2017 reached 5.811 million tons, which translated to a net local production of 5.749 million tons at a 1.07-percent postharvest loss. This, Piñol noted, was 3.3 percent higher, or 189,000 tons more, than the 5.560 million tons total yellow corn demand last year.

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