Tag: Rice

  • Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

    Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

    Knee-deep in muddy water, her face smeared with sandalwood paste and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the broiling sun, Samniang Ketia grins broadly at her good fortune to be in the rice growing business as she replants shoots for the next harvest two months off. The 37-year-old, who leases a small plot of land […]