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DA to ban traders over nonuse of MAV allocation for pork and...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday that it will blacklist all traders who failed to use their minimum access volume (MAV) allocation...

PRDP backs construction of fish landing facility in Tawi-Tawi

DAVAO CITY—Three warehouses and a fish-landing facility are currently being constructed in four barangays in Tawi-Tawi province under an agricultural assistance program funded by...

Piñol wants to retain 5% tariff on MDM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he is partial to retaining the 5-percent tariff on mechanically deboned meat (MDM) after the quantitative restriction (QR)...

Government rejects feed millers’ bid to import corn at zero tariff

The request of feed millers to import yellow corn at zero tariff even after the harvest season was thumbed down by the Department of...

DA told to remove bottlenecks in release of funds

The Commission on Audit (COA) called out the Department of Agriculture (DA) for its “low” disbursement rate as it was only able to release...

COA to DA: Hasten rollout of farm infrastructure projects under PRDP

The Commission on Audit (COA) urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to fasttrack the implementation of projects under the World Bank-backed Philippine Rural Development...

NIA turns over 5 irrigation projects to Basilan groups

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) recently turned over five completed irrigation projects costing P27 million to irrigators’ associations in Isabela City, Basilan. NIA Administrator Ricardo...

Farm-gate price of palay dips slightly

The farm-gate price of unmilled rice as of the third week of July declined by 0.28 percent to P21.55 per kilogram (kg) after hitting...

Government to spend P43.7 billion for solar irrigation systems

The Duterte administration is planning to spend P43.7 billion to irrigate an additional 500,000 hectares of land over the next four years through solar-powered...

Farmers complete training in Dumaguete, Laguna

A total of 111 participants attended SM Foundation Inc.’s (SMFI) Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) dualtech training at the City Farm Stead in Barangay Talay,...

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

BOISE, Idaho—A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce...

Farm-gate price of palay rose to all-time high in July

The average farm-gate price of unmilled rice as of the second week of July rose to an all time-high of P21.60 per kilogram (kg),...

DA asks Congress to approve 17 bills to boost farm output

The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged Congress to pass 17 measures aimed at improving the productivity of the country’s farm sector and increasing farmers’...

Godfather of GMOs wants consumers to be less afraid of his...

Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17-billion global industry and ushered in a new...

Irrigating all PHL farms would take 40 years–NIA

It would take the government four decades to supply water to all irrigable lands in the Philippines, according to the chief of the National...

Group questions Bfar’s P606.7-M budget for aquaculture in 2019

The government should channel more resources to the capture fisheries subsector than the aquaculture program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar),...

Lopez to miners: Plant bamboo in areas for rehab

The country’s trade chief wants mining firms to develop bamboo plantations within the area of their operations to rehabilitate affected lands and provide livelihood...

NFA office in Region 6 to get mechanical dryers from DA

In support of the National Food Authority’s (NFA) palay-procurement program, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has turned over two mechanical dryers to be set...

‘Rice sector suffers brunt of typhoons’

Farmers and fishermen incurred losses amounting to P463.13 million as of Sunday due to Tropical Storm Henry and severe Tropical Storm Inday, with the...

Farm-gate price of rice up 10.61% at start of lean season–PSA...

The average farm-gate price of unmilled rice at the start of the lean season for the staple in the Philippines rose by 10.61 percent...