11 months Cash assistance to rice farmers firmed up MB |Biz
By Madelaine B. Miraflor and Chino S. Leyco Filipino rice farmers badly affected by the surge in the country’s supply of imported rice may soon receive cash assistance, thanks to the mutual agreement of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and the newly appointed Agriculture Secretary William Dar. Farmers remove weeds growing alongside with ride stalks at a ricefield in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. (Reuters file photo) A statement showed that Dominguez and Dar have mutually agreed over the weekend the implementation of an emergency assistance program to help rice farmers who have been suffering from the declining price of palay (unhusked ... more