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NFA: Rice prices going down

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Commercial rice prices have started to go down after last week’s price increases, according to the National Food Authority (NFA).

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers seek probe on ‘artificial’ palay shortage

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A militant farmers group on Sunday asked Congress to investigate increasing rice prices allegedly caused by “artificial palay shortage” and overpriced rice importations.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Smuggling pummels local rice sales

Because of the entry of smuggled rice into the country, rice millers from three northern Luzon provinces said they would not be able to buy palay from local farmers in the next harvest as their warehouses are still full and they do not have money to buy additional stocks.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Apeco critics: 5,000 MT of rice yield at risk

Casiguran town in Aurora stands to lose an annual average of 5,000 metric tons of palay and 12.4 million coconuts should the national government allow the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) to proceed there, the Task Force Anti-Apeco (TFAA) said on Sunday.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers call palay price hike ‘crumbs’

‘UNPRECEDENTED’  The highest rice volume we have seen since Filipinos started planting rice. INQUIRER PHOTO

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) has rejected the government’s proposal to increase its buying price for unmilled rice or palay by 70 centavos to P1, describing it as “crumbs.”

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to buy less palay from farmers, says NFA

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The National Food Authority (NFA) has announced it would not target of buying 500,000 metric tons of unmilled rice from local farmers this year due to budget constraints. NFA Administrator Angelito Banayo said it was likely the agency would only be able to buy 270,000 metric tons of palay under its domestic procurement program for [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rice, corn harvests drive 5.5% agri growth in Philippines

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Record palay and corn harvests fueled the growth of Philippine agriculture by 5.48 percent in the first half of the year, reversing the sector’s negative performance in the same period last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday. The agriculture sector’s recovery was good news considering its dismal performance in the first half [...]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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