BFAR urged to lead fight vs HB 7853

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:32:12 +0000

Environmental group Oceana, along with more than 1,100 fisherfolk groups across the country, urged Department of Agriculture (DA) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to lead the opposition to House Bill 7853 that will allow commercial fishing operations in the country’s municipal waters. “We need to uphold the law and complete the implementation […]

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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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Senators link DA ring to pork ‘scam’

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:18:14 +0000

SEN. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson sought a probe on an alleged syndicate in the Department of Agriculture (DA) that stands to gain billions of pesos in “tong-pats” (padded costs) from the proposed lower tariff rates on imported pork products. The senator said the syndicate would benefit from the DA’s plan to lower tariff rates on imported […]

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DA eyes greater corn output, sufficiency this year

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 16:19:22 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced on Thursday it aimed to produce more corn this year and raise the country’s corn sufficiency rate to 58 percent. In a virtual briefing, Milo delos Reyes, National Corn Program director, said the DA wanted corn output to reach 10.824 million metric tons (MT) in 2021, compared to last […]

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DA: Price cap on pork stays

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:39:30 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the price ceiling on pork and chicken remains. Executive Order (EO) 124 implemented a price ceiling on pork and chicken products in Metro Manila to arrest the rising food prices. Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte signed on February 1, the directive has imposed a price cap of P270 per […]

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Nearly 85,000 hogs sent to NCR – DA

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:29:32 +0000

Metro Manila has received nearly 85,000 live hogs from various parts of the country as of Thursday to further augment its supply, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). A department report said on Friday that 84,365 live hogs and 507,739 kilograms of carcasses have been transported to the capital. Of the hogs shipped, Region […]

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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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Agri-Agra law’s revised IRR to boost agri – DA

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:17:01 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday welcomed the recent signing of the amended implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Agri-Agra law, saying it would help the country’s agriculture recover from the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the revised rules of the law — formally known as Republic […]

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DA vows to intensify soil rejuvenation program

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:10:33 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has pledged to strengthen its soil rejuvenation program to further sustain the country’s production of rice, vegetables, fruits and other crops. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William Dar called soil “the foundation of agriculture” and said “we must protect, preserve and nurture it to sustainably produce adequate, affordable and nutritious […]

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DA sets P400M to aid local hog industry

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:18:16 +0000

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will roll out P400 million for the repopulation of hogs as a response to the impact of the African swine fever (ASF). In a virtual briefing on Thursday, Reildrin Morales, executive director of the DA’s National Meat Inspection Service, said under the program dubbed as the Integrated National Swine Production […]

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