2 weeks Poor quality pulls down palay prices – traders MB |Biz
Millers and traders are blaming the poor quality of unhusked rice being produced by farmers to the current low prices of the staple food. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) This was validated by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, who said consumers now prefer quality rice. In a statement, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said rice millers and traders are having difficulty buying palay because of low quality, composed mostly of assorted or ‘rumble’ varieties that when milled produce chalky and broken grains. “If farmers want to command good prices, they should plant better quality rice seeds and what the consumers want,” ... more