April 17, 1942

Meeting on rice-production at the Legislative building under the auspices of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Rafael Alunan. Main problems discussed:

(1) Emergency plan for encouraging production of rice and other food crops to meet the present emergency:

(2) Long-range program for increased rice production;

(3) Methods for increasing total production;

(4) Methods for improving the rate of production per hectare;

(5) Elimination of marginal lands;

(6) Soil fertility and conservation and use of fertilizers;

(7) Diversification of crops and home industries of rice farms;

(8) Reduction of cost of operation through labor-saving devices;

(9) Development of irrigation system and improvement of irrigation practices;

(10) Stabilization of the rice industry through organized marketing and distribution and the granting of lands to small farms.

Will close the radio. Can’t stand Japanese music.

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