Mekong Delta harvests winter spring rice, sell at good prices

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have entered the peak harvest time of winter spring rice crop since March, enjoying good prices.

Rice bags are transported aboard at a river wharf in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

At present, a kilogram price swings from VND4,900-5,300 depending on wet or dry rice, up VND300-400 on average compared to before the Tet holiday.
 
With the cost price of VND3,700-3,800 a kilogram this crop, farmers will earn a profit of about 30 percent if selling price tops VND5,000 a kilogram.
 
The Mekong Delta cultivates 1.5 million hectares of winter spring rice with the output estimated to reach 11 million tons.

By Huu Hiep, Cao Phong – Translated by Hai Mien

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