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PHL rice stockpile down 4.59% in December

The country’s rice stockpile as of December 1 reached 2.718 million metric tons, 4.59 percent lower than the 2.849 MMT recorded in 2017, according...

Nebraska farm groups wary of alternatives try to protect a word:...

LINCOLN, Nebraska—More than four months after Missouri became the first state in the United States to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s...

Green technology helps ex-farmworker succeed

TUGUEGARAO CITY—Nothing is impossible to be achieved with perseverance. Such is the motto of 53-year-old Vicente “Dodong” B. Lugagay, who, despite his very humble...

‘Database to help DA hasten delivery of aid to farmers’

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would launch before the end of the first quarter a database that would make it easier for...

Traders told: Protect PHL from African swine fever

The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday appealed to traders to avoid importing pork products from “high-risk” countries, or those near countries struck by...

USDA data delay in shutdown hinders farmers starting crop plans

The United States government shutdown means the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will delay the release of several market-moving reports at a time when...

DA soon to open P10-million rice-storage dome in Cagayan

IGUIG, Cagayan—The Department of Agriculture (DA) 2 (Cagayan Valley) is set to activate this year the P10-million first-ever monolithic dome erected at the DA-Southern...

Government to dredge rivers, plant more trees in disaster-prone areas

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would dredge rivers and intensify tree planting in disaster-prone areas to prevent landslides and floods caused by...

Farm damage from Usman hits P431.21 million 

Losses incurred by farmers and fishermen due to the onslaught of Tropical Depression Usman have climbed to P431.21 million,  the Department of Agriculture (DA)...

DA operates first of 5 solar-powered irrigation systems in Caraga

DAVAO CITY—Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol turned over the first of five solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in the Caraga region to farmers in Veruela...

Planters aim to resume export of abaca to India in Q1

The Philippines is targeting to resume the shipment of raw abaca fiber to India within the first quarter in its bid to maintain its...

Farm-to-market roads vital to PHL agriculture–Pernia

The President’s economic team considers farm-to-market roads (FMRs) as game changers for the agriculture sector, despite not having any FMRs in the list of...

DA issues rules for off-loaded shipment of live poultry imports

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the use of all sanitary and phytosanitary import clearance (SPS-IC) for off-loaded shipments of imported live poultry...

Imports make up bulk of PHL pork, chicken supply­—report

The inventory of dressed chicken and frozen pork for the week ending December 3 was up by double digits, with imports constituting the bulk...

Govt commissions 4 solar irrigation systems in Camarines Sur

The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently commissioned four units of solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in four towns in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, in its bid...

Missouri farmer charged in $140-M organic grain-fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa—A Missouri farmer and businessman ripped off consumers nationwide by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans and wheat...

‘NFA to sell rice at low price even after removal of...

By Bernadette D. Nicolas & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas RICE from the National Food Authority (NFA) will remain available to the public and will be cheaper...

PHL wants to ship more agri goods to Indonesia

MANILA is keen on expanding exports of Philippine agricultural products to Indonesia in its bid to narrow the country’s trade deficit with Jakarta, Agriculture Secretary...

Trump green lights next round of farm bailout in China trade...

THE Trump administration will move forward with plans to distribute a second round of payments to farmers caught in the crosshairs of a trade war...

‘Govt must hike budget for livestock sector’

SEN. Cynthia A. Villar said she would push for the enactment of a law that would increase the government’s spending for the livestock sector...
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