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Corn farmers ask for higher buying price

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:52:00 09/07/2008

Filed Under: Economy, Business & Finance,Agriculture

CORN FARMERS HAVE AGAIN URGED the government to increase the buying price for corn to P13 a kilo, if it wants to avert a possible shortage of the crop in the second half of the year.

In an interview, Philippine Maize Federation Inc. president Roger Navarro said the Department of Agriculture should immediately decide on the price increase proposal to give farmers incentive to plant this third quarter.

?Otherwise, it might be too late if they don?t act now,? he said.

For this reason, the group, in its new letter to Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap, appealed to the department to immediately convene the Interagency Committee on Rice and Corn and assess the price increase proposal.

?We would like to request you to convene the Interagency Committee and review once more, together with members of Philmaize, our quest to increase the support price to P13 a kilo. We strongly believe that time is of an essence and we need to act now than later,? the letter stated.

The DA recently increased the support price of yellow corn to P10 a kilo to aid farmers reeling from the increasing costs of farm inputs, particularly petroleum-based fertilizers, the prices of which had more than doubled in August compared to year-ago levels.

However, corn farmers groups said the increase was not enough to counter the skyrocketing production costs.

In a separate letter to the interagency Committee, Philmaize further said that ?this appeal will not only benefit the corn sector but the country as a whole, both for livestock sector and the consuming public.?

Yellow corn is primarily used to manufacture animal feeds.



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