4 months Tarlac farmers howl over low palay prices Manilatimes
TARLAC CITY: Farmers here expressed disappointment over the low-selling prices of palay (unmilled rice) in the market and to private traders. During a farmers’ forum organized by the city council on Thursday, farmers belonging to different associations and cooperatives, including individual tillers, said they were forced to dispose the produce despite the current dilemma in selling them at low price. The farmers blamed Republic Act 11203 or the “Rice Tarrification Law,” which compelled them to enter loans that further worsen their plight.
“We need to know now what can the government do to help us,” said the farmers ... more