A Multi – Pass Rice Mill worth PhP 4Million under the Post Harvest Processing Equipment Facilities Rice Program of the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office IX (DA – RFO 9) was turned over to Timbermines Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TIMMULCO) in San Isidro, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, January 04, 2019.
“The wait is over because it is already here. Our cooperative is so honored to operate a multi – pass rice mill here in San Isidro, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur. We have more than 1000 hectares rice fields and we can guarantee that this rice mill will be beneficial to all the farmers in our municipality. As one of the Rice Achievers in the region, Bayog will continue to produce quality milled rice, clean and with minimal grain breakage,” said Engr. Mario Baterna, Chairman of TIMMULCO.
The Department of Agriculture will continue to support and provide services that will boost rice production in our region and will help uplift the status and increase the income of our farmers, assured OIC – Regional Director Engr. Dennis H. Palabrica.
The multi – pass rice mill project is a package of warehouse and equipment. It has a milling capacity of 1 ton per hour, and a milling recovery of 65%. (ICabeguin/DA9)