News last update:6 Aug 2012

JAS to seek assistance for poultry farmers

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will be approaching the Government to provide assistance for poultry farmers who are facing increased feed costs.

JAS President, Senator Norman Grant says among other things, the Government will be asked to provide a buffer to feed millers who import corn.Grant says the JAS will be raising the issue with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a special meeting later this month.

High corn prices
Corn is the main ingredient used in most types of animal feed. The price of corn reached a 10 year high this month due in part to an international shortage caused by drought in some producing countries.

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