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PHL pork imports seen expanding by 11% in 2019

The country’s pork imports could rise by 11 percent next year to augment local supply and meet the increasing demand for pork, according to...

Group opposes removal of NFA’s licensing power

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) said removing the National Food Authority’s (NFA) power to issue import licenses would harm local farmers as the...

ICT specialists develop app featuring PHL rice varieties

Every cropping season, new and veteran rice farmers would ask themselves what variety they would plant. They also have concerns about the yield of...

Festival of lights may spark palm demand in world’s top buyer

A festival of lights may give palm oil the bright spot it desperately needs. With production in top growers climbing and prices hovering near three-year...

PCA revamp pushed to better manage coco-levy fund

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) must be revamped so it could efficiently manage and spend the P100-billion coconut-levy fund, a House deputy speaker said...

Taiwan to help PHL hike rice production

Taiwan is sending its agriculture experts to the Philippines to demonstrate the benefits of its rice variety, which could be propagated in the country,...

‘Retail prices of farm goods starting to fall’

The retail prices of agricultural products, especially rice, have started to decline in some areas in the country as supply continues to recover, according...

Government vows to assist tomato producers in Laguna town

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would help farmers in Kalayaan, Laguna, who incurred huge losses and were forced to dump their tomatoes,...

Cacao processors increasing in Davao region–DA 11

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA 11) has reported a spike in the number of emerging local cacao processors engaged in...

Sugar output seen rising by 7%

PHILIPPINE sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2018-2019 could grow by at least 7 percent to 2.225 million metric tons, from the previous year’s output...

Group chides DAR for seeking expansion of oil palm plantation

FARMERS belonging to the militant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Sunday criticized the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for pursuing the expansion of...

Californians weigh making egg-laying hens cage-free by 2022

SAN FRANCISCO—California voters are right to think they already weighed in on how big cages should be for egg-laying hens. In 2008 voters ushered in...

NBI joins probe on missing smuggled rice in Zamboanga

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to join the ongoing probe on the sacks of smuggled rice in...

Products from native pig soon to hit the market

Processed products from native pig, including lechon, tapa, tocino and siomai, developed by the Camarines Norte Lowland Rainfed Research Station (CNLRS) of the Department...

Senate bill aims to stop NFA from importing rice

The Senate is keen on removing the power of the National Food Authority (NFA) to import rice so it could focus on purchasing local...

Urban dwellers complete KSK training in Pasig, Las Piñas

Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Batches 173 and 174 of the SM Foundation Inc.  recently completed their urban farming and gardening training course at Las...

Short and skinny oil palms to boost world’s most-used edible oil

Plant scientist Meilina Ong Abdullah treads between neat rows of young palms and points to a petite variety that she says may help revolutionize...

Earnings from agricultural exports up 32.25%–report

Revenues from the country’s agricultural exports expanded by 32.25 percent to P331.61 billion in 2017, from P250.75 billion recorded in the previous year, according...

Group organizes agri summit to help govt ease high food prices

With the seeming shortage on rice and other agricultural products, aggravated by the highest inflation in nine years, a multisectoral group is organizing a...

PHL keen on partnering with Israel for scholarship program

The Philippines is looking into the possibility of partnering with Israel for a scholarship program that will expand advanced learning opportunities for personnel of...
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