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SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines A farmers group yesterday urged Agriculture Secretary William Dar and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) to reveal the wholesale price of fertilizer that the government procured recently.

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines A farmers group yesterday urged Agriculture Secretary William Dar and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) to reveal the wholesale price of fertilizer that the government procured recently.

The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) said by revealing the real price, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the FPA could clear the issue on alleged overpricing of fertilizer.

UMA chair Antonio Flores shrugged off Dar’s statement that the DA’s purchase of urea fertilizer at an average of P1,000 per 50-kilogram bag is cheaper than the prevailing retail prices from March to May this year.

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