Rice farmers owed over $300m for last crop

Rice farmers across Guyana are owed in excess of $300 million by millers since the record-breaking 2013 crop, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

The ministry along with the Guyana Rice Develop-ment Board (GRDB) will commence a payment scheme with millers to ensure that farmers are paid in full all outstanding monies by next week. Farmers on the Essequibo and Corentyne have been restive over the outstanding payments.

Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, issued a statement yesterday outlining the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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