Recto wants automatic crop insuranceSENATOR Ralph Recto said farmer-beneficiaries of the government’s agrarian reform program should have full coverage under the crop insurance agenda. He said several farmers are not covered by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) because they cannot afford the premiums. Have something to report? Tell us in text, photos or videos. This puts them at risk each time a typhoon threatens to destroy their crops, according to the lawmaker. Half of the cost of crop control premiums is shouldered by the government, but Recto said this is not enough, citing “the remaining 50 percent is still a burden to some farmers”.

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