Friday, November 27, 2020

NFA-Bulacan Starts Buying Newly-Harvested Palay

NFA-Bulacan Starts Buying Newly-Harvested Palay

Spotlight

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Concerns And Recommendations On Education Amid The Pandemic

READ: First-hand experience of a student amid the pandemic.

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Bulacan has started procuring newly-harvested palay from farmers in the towns of Balagtas and San Miguel.

Acting NFA provincial manager Ed Camua said on Monday that they already started buying palay for this cropping season at PHP19 per kilo for clean and dried palay.

This, however, is lower compared from the previous buying price of PHP20.40 for individual farmers and PHP20.70 for cooperatives.

Meanwhile, wet palay with 30 percent moisture content is priced at PHP14 per kilo.

He asked the farmers to sell only clean and dry palay since the NFA in this province has only four available drying facilities that can dry a total of 400 bags per day in its San Miguel warehouse.

Piolito Santos, regional NFA director for Central Luzon, likewise encouraged farmers to dry first their produce before selling it to the grains’ agency.

“However, they may also avail of the NFA’s limited number of drying facilities and pay the drying fee that ranges between PHP60 to PHP80 per bag,” Santos said.

He admitted that the NFA drying facilities in Central Luzon are not enough to accommodate the volume of fresh palay that the farmers want to be dried in their facilities especially during the wet cropping season.

Camua also asked the farmers to bring first a sample of their produce so that the NFA can get its moisture content.

“Through that way, farmers will know if their produce passed the moisture content requirement,” he said.

To solve the farmers’ problem in drying their crops particularly this wet season, Camua encouraged them to coordinate with the local government officials, who could, in turn, help their cooperatives by asking the DA to provide them with drying facilities.

He said, the cooperatives and its members will have a chance to earn through drying farmers’ produce and at the same time, help disseminate the programs of the government for the agriculture sector.

“NFA-Bulacan is targeting to procure 200,000 bags of palay for this coming month of October and at the same time, is eyeing to dispatch to the public 150,000 of imported rice in their warehouses,” Camua said.

To clear the NFA warehouse and provide space for the palay that the NFA-Bulacan is targeting to procure, Camua said they are transferring 30,000 bags of their imported rice to the grain agency’s Iloilo warehouse and another 20,000 bags to the Catanduanes storage facility.

Camua said as of now, the NFA-Bulacan has 600,000 bags of palay stocked in its warehouses that are scheduled to be milled this coming October. (PNA)

Latest News

MNL48 Premieres “River” Music Video This Friday

Watch out for MNL48’s newest music video for their sixth single, “River,” which premieres this Friday on MNL48's YouTube Channel.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Concerns And Recommendations On Education Amid The Pandemic

READ: First-hand experience of a student amid the pandemic.

Great Deals On Mobile And Broadband Await At The Gift Love, On The Globe myBusiness Shop

As a way to help SMEs rebuild in time for the holiday season, Globe myBusiness is currently holding the Gift Love, Gift Local Online sale until November 30, 2020.

Lenovo Legion Drops New Normal Holiday Gaming Gift Guide

Looking for a gaming laptop? Check out Lenovo Legion's top gaming device picks below!

PH Manages Covid-19 ‘Very Well’ With Low Mortality Rate: Palace

“Pinaninindigan po natin that we have managed COVID-19 very well in this country.” says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

May holiday pay ka pa bang hindi pa binibigay?

Beauty Queens Turn Over Donations For ‘Ulysses’ Victims To AFP

Miss Chinatown beauties and candidates from Mrs. Universe Philippines turned over their donations for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses during their visit to the AFP general headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo.