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Philippines Prepares for First Rice Harvest Since Haiyan

Some farmers in the central Philippines are preparing for their first rice harvest since last November’s powerful super typhoon swept away their fields and homes, and killed more than 6,200 people.   Florencio de la Cruz said he had harvested six tons of rice less than two weeks before super typhoon Haiyan’s howling winds blew off his storehouse roof and brought soaking rain.  The sun helped dry some of the harvest and he was able to recover a little.     Then late...

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