‘More cash in rice farming than cane’

Sanjay Krishna (centre) operates a harvester at Ram Watan’s rice farm in Madhuvani Ra. The Rice Company of Fiji forecasts lower sales volumes of rice. Picture: FILE/ REINAL CHAND

AGRICULTURE Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy told farmers in Rakiraki that there is more money in rice farming than sugarcane farming. He urged farmers to take up rice farming, saying “never ever will you make this money in sugar cane”. “One tonne of cane currently is $85, to produce one tonne what is the cost, somebody […]

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