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Record $3.1 billion agriculture imports from US expected this year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines continues to increase its dependence on agricultural products coming from the US as imports are expected to reach a record $3.1 billion this year, according to the United States Department of Ag...
Smuggled seafood seized in Malabon
by Louise Maureen Simeon - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources confiscated on Monday 476 boxes of seafood that the BFAR said were smuggled into the country.
Employment in agriculture declining, but wages are up
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Less and less people are venturing into the agriculture sector with its contribution to the country’s overall employment also on a decline, but salaries of farmers have recorded a steady increase over the last...
Fisheries production improves in Q3
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Fisheries production in the country has improved by three percent in the third quarter amid better output in the commercial and municipal sectors.
Maynilad shuts down Muntinlupa plant
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. living in the southern part of Metro Manila will experience service interruption until Dec. 2 after Maynilad shut down its plant in Putatan, Muntinlupa on Saturday.
Senate approves P86 billion DA budget
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate has approved the proposed P85.58 billion budget of the Department of Agriculture for 2021 as the sector is seen as key to the recovery of the country’s economy.
AgriNurture adds unique rice-corn blend to portfolio
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. has inked a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine International Trading Corp. for the importation of raw materials to produce the “BigMa” (bigas-mais or...
Benguet swings to profit
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Listed miner Benguet Corp. posted a net income of P82.8 million in the first nine months of the year on the back of higher revenues and better global prices.
Golden Rice to be available in 3 years
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
It would take at least three more years before the controversial Golden Rice can actually be available in the country as the last step toward its completion would still be a long journey.
Water service interruptions set in Manila, Makati
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 94 barangays in the cities of Manila and Makati will be affected by a water service interruption today and tomorrow, Manila Water announced yesterday.
Millennials encouraged to go into smart farming
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines aims to transform the local farm sector into a competitive, science- and technology-backed industry, managed by young innovative Filipinos.
Mega Global hikes factory investment to P1 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Mega Global Corp., maker of the country’s top sardines brand, has increased its investment for its planned manufacturing plant in Luzon to P1 billion.
DA bans Japan, UK poultry imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and poultry products from Japan and the United Kingdom following an outbreak of a strain of avian influenza in...
Rice inventory shoots up in October
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory went up in October, boosted by the main harvest season.
Philippines likely to import rice next year – DA chief
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines may have to hike its rice imports again next year as the consecutive typhoons that recently hit the country are projected to negatively impact the ability to produce the Filipinos’ main st...
DA sees lower 1.5% growth for agriculture
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Agriculture Secretary William Dar remains optimistic about the farm sector this year despite the consecutive typhoons that battered the country.
BFAR orders fishing ban in Visayan Sea
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Commercial fishing is banned in the Visayan Sea for three months.
Maynilad sets rotating water interruption
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. should brace for up to 16 hours of water service interruption until next week.
Ulysses agriculture damage nears 4 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Damage to agriculture in areas battered by Typhoon Ulysses has ballooned to almost P4 billion.
Vitarich turns around, registers P3.6 million profit
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Vitarich Corp., one of the country’s pioneers in poultry and feed manufactur­ing, reported a net income of P3.6 million in the first nine months, a significant turnaround from the P105.6 million loss incurred...
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