Onion farmers’ plight shows impact of unbridled imports

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:36:53 +0000

Onion farmers’ plight shows impact of unbridled imports

BONGABON, NUEVA ECIJA — The plight of onion growers in this province could provide a peek at the impact of the push to liberalize agricultural imports on Filipino farmers. Take the case of onion farmer Camilo de Guzman. De Guzman, 45, deferred his harvest of onions for days, waiting for farm-gate prices to increase from […]

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Government steps up water saving projects as drought widens

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:25:12 +0000

Government steps up water saving projects as drought widens

The country will soon embark on a massive water conservation and watershed protection program, not just because of the drought but to build up its irrigation supply so “we can feed every Filipino” at all times, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said here on Friday.

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Duterte on land reform: Distribute gov’t lands to farmer-beneficiaries

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:10:32 +0000

Duterte on land reform: Distribute gov't lands to farmer-beneficiaries

SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental—President Duterte has ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to distribute government lands including those in the mountains to agrarian reform beneficiaries within the remaining three years of his term.

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Storm-hit Bicol farmers get P36M in rice, corn, vegetable seeds

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 04:44:25 +0000

Storm-hit Bicol farmers get P36M in rice, corn, vegetable seeds

About P36 million worth of hybrid palay, corn and assorted vegetable seeds were distributed to storm-hit farmers in Bicol.

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Dept. of Agriculture asked to suspend pork, chicken importation

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:30:11 +0000

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos is urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) to suspend  the supposed over-importation of pork and chicken meat to allow local raisers to recover their losses.

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Retain P20B hike in DA’s budget to lower inflation – Arroyo

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:25:37 +0000

Retain P20B hike in DA’s budget to lower inflation – Arroyo

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has reiterated her call for a P20-billion hike in the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Agriculture.

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Small town in Northern Samar set to become agri devt model for DA

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 04:49:20 +0000

TACLOBAN CITY—A small town in Northern Samar could be uplifted from its poverty situation with the modernization of its agricultural sector.

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DA allots P3.4 billion for farmers in Bicol

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 21:17:26 +0000

DA allots P3.4 billion for farmers in Bicol

LIBON, Albay — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has earmarked P3.4 billion in financial aid for thousands of farmers who were likely to lose income after their crops were destroyed by Tropical Depression “Usman.”

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PH bans entry of domestic, wild pigs from swine flu-hit countries

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) banned the importation of domestic and wild pigs from countries hit by African Swine Fever (ASF), following confirmed growing cases in several provinces in China. In a statement over the weekend, the DA’s Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) cited confirmed outbreaks of ASF in four provinces in China, with the first case […]

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