first_imgAt its office in Jaro, Iloilo City NFAhas two huge warehouses. ILOILO – The National Food Authority(NFA) has procured 1.1 million bags of rice from farmers here in the secondhalf of this year or from July to Dec. 21. The purchase price was P10 per kilo ofrice, according to Pat Espinosa, provincial information officer of NFA-Iloilo. Other farmers chose to deliver theirproduce themselves to NFA warehouses, said Espinosa, with the help of theirlocal government units which provided trucks for the hauling. According to Espinosa, this wasNFA-Iloilo’s answer to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.’s call for NFA to reach outmost especially to farmers reeling from the drop in rice prices primarily dueto the deluge of cheap, imported rice.center_img NFA set up rice procurement sites in10 municipalities to make it easier for farmers to sell their produce to thegrains agency. In September NFA bought 250,554 bagsof rice; October, 386,833 bags; November, 345,145 bags; and Dec. 1 to 21,146,133 bags. Some of the buying stations ofNFA-Iloilo were in the towns of San Dionisio, Dumangas, Pototan, Dumangas, andDueñas./PNlast_img

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