October 7, 2011
Philippines to assess need to import wheat, corn
After two strong typhoons last week, the Philippines will assess the quality of corn harvests and the need to import feed wheat and corn, said a Philippine feed millers group Thursday (Oct 6).
The Southeast Asian country did not import corn this year but bought around one million tonnes of feed wheat mainly from Australia.
Norman Ramos, president of the Philippine Association of Feed Millers Inc, said that the industry wants to know the quality of corn harvested in the Philippines. If the quality is questionable, they're open to importing both feed wheat and corn.