Harvest Season Blues
Farmers in many regions are facing gloomy prospects for the first harvest of the year 2021. They are crushed between the plunging prices of unhusked rice and the low absorption by the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).
THE commotion over imported rice irked Yeni. The price of dried paddy rice was down just as she had finished harvesting the crop of her plot the size of a football field in Talun district in the Cirebon regency, West Java. The 34 year old woman decided to keep her harvest. “I will sell when prices are up again,” Yeni said on Thursday, March 25.
What made Yeni even more incensed was the knowledge that th...