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Villar graces field day showcasing innovations in seed technology

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar was keynote speaker and guest of honor during a field day showcasing the latest in seed technology and cultivation techniques,...

Cost of producing palay in PHL hits all-time high

The average cost of producing palay in the Philippines rose to an all-time high of P12.42 per kilogram (kg) last year due to more...

All eyes on Trump’s dinner date as soybean traders see...

The soybean market is laser focused on Donald J. Trump’s dinner date. Agriculture traders are on edge as the United States president prepares to meet...

Hong Kong lifts one-year import ban on all local poultry...

After more than a year, the Hong Kong government has lifted its import ban on Philippine poultry products after Manila has resolved the outbreak...

Incentives allow NFA to buy more local rice

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said its purchases of locally produced rice have surpassed the volume it bought last year, as the incentives offered by...

This Chinese pig breeder is gaining from swine fever for now

CHINA'S top hog and chicken breeder may benefit rather than be hurt by the outbreak of African swine fever in China. The highly contagious disease, which...

Land distributed to farmers hits 4.77 million hectares–study

THE cumulative accomplishment of the government’s land-distribution program from 1972 to 2017 reached 4.77 million hectares, or nearly 88 percent of the target area of...

DA-built solar irrigation system in Bukidnon ready to operate

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it recently commissioned the fourth unit of the solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS) in the Central Mindanao University (CMU) compound...

Neda: Expect lower rice prices in Q1 2019

Rice prices may decline toward the end of the first quarter of next year once a measure that removes the cap on imports is...

Plan to hike CME content of biodiesel on back burner

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has temporarily set aside its push for an increase in the coco methyl ester (CME) content of...

House panel to deliberate on bills hiking tobacco tax

After approving the measure increasing the excise tax rates on alcohol products, the House Committee on Ways and Means will resume its deliberations on...

3 local firms to manufacture farm equipment created by PhilMech

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it has licensed three local firms to manufacture farm equipment as part of government...

Piñol: Puregold gets government nod to import rice

The National Food Authority Council (NFAC) said it has approved only 15,000 metric tons out of the 300,000 MT it has allowed to be...

Subsidies extended to agribusinesses down 35%–PSA

Despite government pronouncements that the farm sector needs support to boost output, subsidies extended by the state to agribusinesses declined by 35 percent in...

Science advocates call for genuine fisheries reforms

A group of science advocates urged the Duterte administration on Thursday to implement genuine fisheries reform and preferential fishery rights for municipal fishermen. The Agham-Advocates...

Retail prices of fertilizer higher in October–report

The average retail price of four fertilizer grades in October rose by as much as 18.08 percent compared to year-ago levels, according to the...

Government allows more traders to import rice

Manila will allow rice imports beyond the country’s minimum access volume (MAV) after the National Food Authority Council (NFAC) approved the out-quota guidelines on...

South Korean firms to assemble farm machines in PHL

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it expects farm equipment to become more affordable after 30 South Korean manufacturers have set up an assembly...

E. coli in romaine lettuce sparks US, Canada warning; PHL safe

NEW YORK—Health officials in the United States and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli...

Raisers lose money due to chicken glut

Broiler raisers are now incurring losses and may continue to lose money until early 2019, as the glut in chicken supply has caused farm-gate...