NFA-Kalibo to buy ‘palay’ at higher price

first_imgNFA-Aklan provincial manager Josephine VenusCastillo assured farmers that the food agency is buying too, wet palay or locally known as “eabtong” with30-percent moisture content at P14 per kilogram from farmer cooperatives. The palay-buyingactivity of the NFA aims to lower retail price of rice and to maintain itslocal palay procurement operations. Stocks of locally-produced palay are also available at thewarehouse, ready for milling. “Farmers or cooperatives in the provincecan bring their palay directly to theNFA warehouse at Linabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan, or the NFA could go to theirrespective areas to buy their produce provided they notify the NFA earlier andshow their sample of palay grains,”she said. KALIBO, Aklan – The National FoodAuthority (NFA) here is ready to buy clean and dry palay from local farmers with 14-percent moisture content at P19.00per kilogram.center_img Castillo, meanwhile, assured Aklanonsenough stocks of imported rice in their warehouse, which now sold at P27.00 perkilogram. Castillo said farmers can sell theirproduce for a maximum of 200 bags to the NFA. She said the imported rice is safe forhuman consumption, with stocks only targeted to stay until Oct. 10, 2019,thereafter, these will be replaced with local produce. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more