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Palay farmgate price rises 1.1% in late December

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 1.1% week-on-week to P16.43 per kilogram in the last week of December, with the price increasing 3.8% from a year earlier, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price rises 1.1% in second week of December

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 1.1% week-on-week to P16.14 per kilogram in the second week of December, with the price increasing 2.2% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price improves 0.8% in first week of December

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.8% week on week to P15.97 per kilogram in the first week of December, with the price increasing 1.5% from a year earlier, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

4th quarter palay output estimate cut to 7.54 million MT

THE PHILIPPINE Statistics Authority (PSA) said it reduced its estimate for fourth quarter output of palay, or unmilled rice, to 7.54 million metric tons (MT).

Palay farmgate price rises 1.3% in late Nov.

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 1.3% week on week to P15.84 per kilogram in the last week of November, with the price up 0.6% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Farmgate price of palay rises 1.6% in late Nov.

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 1.6% week on week to P15.63 per kilogram in the third week of November, with the price down 0.4% year on year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate price declines 0.4% in last week of October

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 0.4% week-on-week to P15.36 per kilogram in the fourth week of October, with the price down 1.4% year-on-year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay performance pointing to improved agriculture output

AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT is likely to have improved in the third quarter due to favorable indications from the rice harvest, supported by good weather and the easing of quarantine restrictions, according to the Agriculture department and industry experts.

Palay farmgate price plunges 4.1% in first week of Oct.

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 4.1% week on week to P15.79 per kilogram in the first week of October, with the price also up 0.2% from a year earlier, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Farmer group estimates P36-B subsidy needed due to weak palay prices

SAMAHANG INDUSTRIYA ng Agrikultura (SINAG), a farmer organization, said the government needs to provide subsidies worth P36 billion to farmers currently receiving low farmgate prices for their palay, or unmilled rice.

Palay farmgate price drops 1.5% in mid-Sept.

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 1.5% week on week to P16.84 per kilogram in the third week of September, with the price increasing 5.7% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Farmers’ groups dispute DA claim of P19 palay average buying price

FARMERS’ ASSOCIATIONS contested an Agriculture department report that buying prices for palay, or unmilled rice, are at or near the P19 per kilogram government support price in the top producing regions, saying that actual prices received for the harvest are much lower.

Agriculture dep’t seeks to double budget for NFA’s palay purchase

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will seek to effectively double the National Food Authority’s (NFA) procurement budget for palay, or unmilled rice, to about P20 billion.

Palay farmgate price drops 2.2% in first week of September

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 2.2% week on week to P17.64 per kilogram for the first week of September, with the price up 8.4% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Farmers blame low palay prices on ‘unpredictable’ rice imports

THE ‘unpredictable’ pattern of rice imports has depressed farmgate prices of palay, or unmilled rice, according to an organization of farmers.

Third-quarter palay production forecast raised 0.2% to 3.5 MMT

PRODUCTION of palay, or unmilled rice, is estimated at 3.55 million metric tons (MMT) in the third quarter, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), representing a 0.2% upgrade from its previous forecast issued on July 1.

Palay farmgate price increases 0.2% in third week of August

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.2% week on week to P18.39 per kilogram in the third week of August, with the price up 4.4% year on year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate price drops 0.1% in mid-August — PSA

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 0.1% week-on-week to P18.35 per kilogram in the second week of August, with the price climbing 4.1% from a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate prices decline 1.2% in late July

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 1.2% week on week to 18.63 per kilogram in the fourth week of July, with the price up 4.2% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price declines 0.5% in mid-July to P18.49/kg

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 0.5% week on week to P18.49 per kilogram in the second week of July, with the price up 3.9% against year-earlier levels, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price falls 0.5%

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 0.5% week on week to P18.86 per kilogram in the third week of June, with the year-on-year increase at 5.7%, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay Q2 output estimate upgraded to 4.12 million MT

PRODUCTION estimates for palay, or unmilled rice, for the second quarter were upgraded slightly to 4.12 million metric tons (MT), up 0.13% year on year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate price rises 0.2%

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.2% week on week to P19.16 per kilogram in the fifth week of May, with prices up 6.4% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price up 1.33% in mid-May, exceeds gov’t support price

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 1.33% week on week to P19.06 per kilogram in the second week of May, with prices increasing 4.15% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay output estimate for first quarter downgraded 0.8%

PRODUCTION estimates for palay, or unmilled rice, in the first quarter were downgraded 0.8% from earlier projections to 4.25 million metric tons (MT), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate prices rise 0.9% in late Feb.

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.9% week-on-week to P16.18 per kilogram (kg) in the fifth week of February, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate prices rise in mid-Feb.

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.2% week-on-week to P16.00 per kilogram in the second week of February, bringing the grain to a 18.5% price decline year-on-year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Palay farmgate price firms in late Jan.

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.3% to P15.94 per kilogram (kg) in the last week of January, a price level that remains 19.2% lower year-on-year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

Palay farmgate prices slightly higher in late December

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.1% week-on-week in the third week of December to P15.66 per kilogram (kg), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

NFA palay acquisitions 11.52 million bags in year to date

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it has procured 11.52 million bags of palay, or unmilled rice, as of Nov. 20, amid the ongoing rice harvest.

Rice farmers to be granted P5,000 in one-time cash assistance

THE government is setting aside P3 billion from rice import tariffs to fund a one-time cash assistance program for rice farmers affected by the plunging price of palay, or unmilled rice.

Palay farmgate prices continue falling in Sept.

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 2.4% from a week earlier during the first week of September to P16.28 per kilogram (kg), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

NFA posts highest summer crop procurement

THE National Food Authority (NFA) recorded its highest summer crop procurement in five years at 4.76 million bags.

Palay prices remain under pressure on prospect of cheaper imports

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, remained on a downtrend in late March as domestic producers remained under pressure due to expected competition from cheaper foreign rice brought in more freely under the terms of the Rice Tariffication Law.

Rice stocks climb at start of 2019

THE COUNTRY’S rice stocks totalled 2.55 million metric tons (MT) as of Jan. 1, up by 11.40% from the previous year’s level of 2.29 million MT, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday.

Palay farmgate price rises in 3rd week of June

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, continued to rise in the third week of June to P21.36 per kilogram (kg.), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Agricultural output grows in first quarter

The country's agricultural output for the first quarter of 2018 grew by 1.47%, boosted by gains in the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors, Philippine...

Top rice-producing provinces in the Philippines

The Philippines -- one of the world's biggest buyers of palay (unmilled rice) -- had a record-high harvest of 19.28 million tons last year,...

Gov’t sees growth for palay, corn this quarter

PRODUCTION of palay, or unmilled rice, in the Philippines -- one of the world’s biggest buyers of the grain -- is forecast to increase...

Agriculture output growth slows

By Janina C. Lim Reporter GROWTH of farm production eased last quarter from the preceding three months and a year ago as crops’ and livestock’s slower...

DA sees no inflationary impact from hike in palay buying price

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he will continue to push for an increase in the government’s buying price for unmilled rice, or palay,...

Agri output in Q3 seen matching Q2; 2017 target within reach

AGRICULTURAL output growth in the third quarter is estimated to have been little changed from the second quarter performance of 6.18%, the Agriculture department...

DA receives no damage reports after typhoon, rains ‘beneficial’ — Piñol

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said no damage reports have been received following the transit of tropical storm Jolina (international name: Pakhar) through some...