Indemnity per ASF-culled hog hiked

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:21:01 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture, through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (DA-PCIC), has officially increased its indemnity for hogs culled due to African swine fever (ASF) from P5,000 to P10,000. “With the increased indemnity, hog raisers are encouraged to report affected pigs, thus controlling the ASF from spreading,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in a statement […]

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Dar on watch against corruption in DA

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 16:07:14 +0000

AGRICULTURE Secretary William Dar said he is closely working to address allegations of corruption in the Department of Agriculture (DA) and welcomed any investigation to flush away erring agency officials and staff in his department. In a statement sent to The Manila Times, the DA recalled that since assuming his post in August 5, 2019, Dar has […]

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DA queried over plans for hog industry

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:20:45 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) was asked to give more details on its approach to revive hog industry and reduce prices of pork products. Agriculture Secretary William Dar had projected a shortage of about 400,000 metric tons (MT) in the country’s supply of pork, with the DA earlier seeking to hike the minimum access volume […]

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DA: Chicken, pork supply still stable

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 16:11:01 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured on Friday that there is enough chicken and pork to meet demand amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on Luzon. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that, “contrary to recent projections painting a deficit scenario of the country’s meat sector, we are pleased to report that…we […]

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DA: Rice supply to last 84 days

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:03:06 +0000

The Philippines’ rice stocks would be good for 84 days by the end of the first semester, with additional rice stocks to come from the government’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday. “We earlier said that [the country’s rice supply would be] good for 75 days. With the implementation […]

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DA targets 22.12 MMT palay output in 2020

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:15:21 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to produce more palay (unmilled rice) this year on the back of a rice resiliency project under its food security program, according to its chief. In a statement on Thursday, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said his department was banking on various programs aimed at increasing local rice production by […]

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