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《TAIPEI TIMES》 Canceled banquets and graduations hurting flower sales

《TAIPEI TIMES》 Canceled banquets and graduations hurting flower sales
By Tung Chen-kuo, Tsai Tsung-hsun and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writerNantou County, one of the nation’s biggest producers of flowers, has called on the government to provide subsidies, as prices have plummeted in the absence of graduation ceremonies and banquets, amid a water shortage.

One farmer, surnamed Juan (阮), said that a bouquet of roses would be on the high end sold for NT$50 to NT$60 per bouquet at the wholesale market, and NT$30 to NT$40 on the low end.Another farmer, surnamed Nai (乃), said that the overheads on a 293.A farmer surnamed Lin (林) said that exports for Texas bluebells stopped in April, but domestic sales had also been battered amid the outbreak.Another farmer, surnamed Wu (吳), turned to online platforms to sell the flowers and minimize losses, offering a bouquet for NT$200 while giving away a bouquet for free.

Photo: Tung Chen-kuo, Taipei Times 2021/06/12 03:00 By Tung Chen-kuo, Tsai Tsung-hsun and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer Nantou County, one of the nation’s biggest producers of flowers, has called on the government to provide subsidies, as prices have plummeted in the absence of graduation ceremonies and banquets, amid a water shortage.While late seasonal plum rains would have reduced losses for farmers, a COVID-19 outbreak that started last month has led to the cancelation of graduation ceremonies and banquets, farmers said.

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