• Bar private traders from importing rice–solon
    A lawmaker on Thursday called on the National Food Authority Council (NFAC) to disallow private traders from importing rice and to set a ceiling on the retail price of the staple. Amid the current “artificial” supply problem, Rep. Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr. of the Second District of Camarines Sur said the NFAC should consider […]
  • Average retail price of dressed chicken declines slightly
    The average retail price of dressed chicken as of February 21 declined by 2.24 percent to P145.42 per kilogram (kg), from the previous week’s quotation of P148.75 per kg, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). BAI Assistant Director Simeon S. Amurao Jr. told the BusinessMirror that this was due to the increase in […]
  • P398-million DA-PRDP fund to boost Mindanao priority commodities
    Davao City—The Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) boosts Mindanao’s champion commodities by front-loading funds for enterprise development. PRDP’s Investment for Rural Enterprise and Agricultural Productivity (I-REAP) Mindanao portfolio has allotted P398.63 million for 84 targeted projects. Of the figure, 77 projects have been approved with an allocation of P363.16 million. The remaining seven […]
  • Soybeans could dethrone corn as US crop king after 35 years
    For the first time in 35 years, soybeans are poised to steal the crown of United States crop king from corn. American farmers are set to increase their soy plantings to a record 90.69 million acres, according to the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 21 trading firms and analysts. Corn sowings are forecast […]
  • DA to sell P38/kilo rice in Metro Manila
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) will deploy mobile stores that will sell commercial rice at P38 per kilogram (kg) in Manila and Quezon City as part of government efforts to stabilize the price of the staple. “Starting Monday, two trucks of the DA loaded with at least 1,000 bags of rice in 5 and 10 […]

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