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Grain Prices Dropped, Rice Prices Soared

In a number of areas, ranging from Sabang to Merauke, grain prices dropped observed. In contrast, rice prices soared. Under these conditions the more pressing farmers, especially due to the stability of rice prices are not awake in the middle of the insistence import of rice which is getting stronger.

The President Wished Merauke Become World Rice Barn

Joko Widodo President designate agricultural areas in Merauke, Papua, became the national rice barns. For agricultural production land in Merauke, Papua, reaching 1.2 million hectares of area, production within the next three years could reach about 24 million tons.

Rice Milling Rejuvenation Budget Increases IDR 600 Billion

Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman, said the government raised Revitalization Fund Small Scale Rice Milling in APBN-P 2015 to IDR 600 billion. That number goes up 10-fold from the previous IDR 41 billion.

Minister of Agriculture Asked Bulog More Creative Absorptive Grain Farmers

Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture) Andi Amran Sulaiman said that Bulog rice procurement until Tuesday (04/28/2015) and reached 450 thousand tons from 4.5 million tons of rice uptake targets this year. The amount is relatively minimal compared to the uptake of rice in the period from January to April of last year to reach 900 thousand tons.