Making free irrigation fair and forward-looking  


by Dr. Emil Q. Javier Published 


I have written about the free irrigation bills then pending in Congress and why free irrigation is unfair, retrogressive and therefore ill-advised.

However, now that Congress has passed a free irrigation bill and the President has signed it into law, can we still make it equitable and progressive? Yes, we can!

On the surface the free irrigation policy is pro-farmer but upon closer scrutiny, it is, in fact, unfair to the greater majority of small farmers and to the rest of us taxpayers…(continue reading)

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