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Small farmers seek action against feed mills for charging high rates

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STAFF REPORT PESH: The Poultry Farms Association has demanded of the government to revise rates of feed as per reduction in prices of petroleum products in the country, urging the authorities to take action against feed mills who are charging high rates of poultry feed. "The poultry feed rates were not changed despite the substantial decrease in prices of petroleum products over the past couple of months," said Haji Fazl Malik, PFA KP President, while addressing a news…Read More

Farmers stage sit-in outside sugar mills over low cane rate

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article image STAFF REPORT HYDERABAD: Growers have recently staged a sit-in outside Faran Sugar Mills in Tando Mohammad Khan here to protest non-payment of sugarcane price of Rs182 per 40kg as notified by the Sindh government. They demanded of the government to implement its notification in letter and spirit. The sit-in was attended by around 250 growers from different parts of lower Sindh. PPP MNA Nawab Yusuf Talpur, Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) President Abdul Majeed Nizamani and Sindh…Read More

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TCP rejects sugar mills stocks after lab tests

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has rejected sugar stocks of two mills as the laboratory tests declared these stocks as "not fit for human consumption." "After receiving the laboratory reports, overall some 3,280 tons of sugar stocks have been rejected by the state-run grain trader," sources told this scribe. The TCP has also asked the mills to provide fresh stocks as their earlier samples have been found substandard . However, despite…Read More

Sugar mills exploiting farmers

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The country’s farming community is being exploited by the sugar mills through irregular practices like low and fixed rates of the crop, illegal deductions, restriction to the market and unjust buying terms and conditions, says a fresh report released by Sustainable Development Policy Institute."Very few farmers are loyal to the specific mills, most farmers opt to sell their stock to the mill which offers them easy passageway, prompt payment and better rate. The farmers…Read More