Last week the sack was at $ 17.50 and this, it is already offered in $ 18. This was told to Diario Expreso by Jorge Josse, executive director of the Producers Association of Dairy Foods (Aprobal, in spanish).
He said that this Thursday the meeting of the Consultative Council of Maize, where it is aspired to address this issue, will be made. To this event, representatives of industries working with corn, farmers, traders and Marketing undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Carol Chehab, will assist.
The union insists in the need to import. Josse said that at the end of the year the missing product will be about 300,000 tons, based on that the authorities must decide how much should be the first import.
Along with the price of corn, the price of chicken also rised. Last week the pound was $ 0.78 and $ 0.99 in poultries from Guayaquil, where chicken is bought wholesale.