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DA moves to integrate coconut, dairy farming
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is moving toward integrating coconut and dairy farming.
Philippines temporarily bans Malaysia horse imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic wild horses and its products from Malaysia following an outbreak of disease in the neighboring country.
FDA: You can’t get COVID-19 from food
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration has maintained that there is no evidence the coronavirus disease 2019 can be transmitted from food to humans as the ban on imported poultry products from Brazil remains in place...
Miners roll out sustainable mining initiatives
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
After nearly three years, the local mining industry is finally adopting the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative of the Mining Association of Canada, one of the global benchmarks in the extractive minerals ind...
US funds Tarlac animal lab
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency has funded a modern animal disease laboratory in Central Luzon as part of efforts to protect the local livestock and poultry sectors.
Corn prices fall to all-time low
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Local corn farmers are now at the losing end as prices hit a low of P9 per kilogram, way below production cost due to imports and lack of government support.
P12 billion loans released for high-value crops
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has released P12 billion in loans to farmers as part of the government’s efforts to boost the high value crops industry.
NFA to ramp up palay purchase
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority will intensify its procurement of palay (unhusked rice) to ensure stable prices and income for local farmers.
Lower Metro Manila water rates in October
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Customers of both concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc. will see lower water bills for the rest of the year.
DA develops fertilizer app for farmers
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has developed a mobile application that will help local farmers determine the needed fertilizer for rice crops.
Palay prices continue to drop
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Local farmers are facing a drop in palay (unhusked rice) farmgate prices just as the harvest season nears as rice importation patterns have become unpredictable amid the lack of government’s clear policy.
Meat importers call for lifting of Brazil pork ban
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Importers are calling for the total lifting of the Brazil pork import ban as they maintained that the partial decision to only allow the entry of mechanically deboned meat has no scientific justification.
‘White sand not remedy to Manila Bay pollution’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The government’s move to dump crushed dolomite boulders is not a permanent solution to the problems besetting Manila Bay, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said yesterday.
Palay output likely up in Q3
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s production of palay likely jumped in the third quarter amid more planted areas and better yield, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Rice inventory down in August
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory went down by 16.3 percent to 1.79 million metric tons as of end-August from 2.13 million MT in the same period last year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
DA eyes $280 million financing from World Bank
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is seeking $280 million in financing from the World Bank for the second part of the Philippine Rural Development Project.
Rice imports to drop by 24% as local production ramps up
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines will likely lower its rice imports to 2.2 million metric tons this year from three million MT in 2019 amid improving local production.
World Bank: Agriculture transformation essential to Philippine economic recovery
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The transformation of the local agriculture industry, anchored on the shift away from specific crops and toward a more demand-driven sector, is necessary to fast-track the economic recovery of the Philippines amid...
Villar slams ACEF release
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar has questioned the involvement of the Department of Agriculture in the implementation of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
Philippines eyes stronger agricultural trade relations with US
by Louise Maureen Simeon - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines is boosting agricultural and trade cooperation with the United States as it eyes more investments to propel the growth of the local farm sector.
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