Harvests ease Pangasinan rice prices

ROSALES, Pangasinan --- Prices of rice in Pangasinan province have gone down by at least P5 per kilogram in the past two weeks, a rice trader here said recently. Well-milled rice sold for P40 per kilo in retail stores as palay (unhusked rice) prices dropped at the start of the harvest season, said Roger Tan, who owns a rice mill here. A 50-kilo sack of rice used to sell for P2,200 but had been priced at P2,000 while a 50-kilo sack of imported commercial rice had been sold for P2,100, Tan said. Farmers, who harvested earlier, sold their palay for P27 a kilo. When floods struck Pangasinan in August and September, farmers sold their palay for P20 to P22 a kilo, but traders w...Keep on reading: Harvests ease Pangasinan rice prices

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