Agriculture

  • Govt told: Give food subsidy to frontliners, jobless Pinoys
    The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. (PCAFI) called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to reconsider its plan of giving planters food subsidy to stimulate demand for farm produce like chicken. PCAFI President Danilo V. Fausto said it would be better if the food subsidy in the form of vouchers would be given […]
  • Digital agri sector to benefit local farmers, consumers–DA
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would push for the digitalization of the country’s agriculture sector under the “new normal” to achieve its goals of reducing poverty and attaining food security. Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar told the recent 35th United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific […]
  • Top US chicken producers sued on price-fixing claims by buyers
    America’s top chicken producers were accused of inflating prices for over a decade, according to lawsuits filed by refrigerated-meal supplier in the United States, a supermarket chain and a convenience store operator. Bob Evans Farms Inc., Fresh Market and Wawa Inc. said producers including top three Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Sanderson Farms […]
  • August inflation slows to 2.4%; Neda says agri supply chain key to keeping prices stable
    BOOSTING the country’s agriculture supply chain could help keep commodity prices nationwide stable in the coming months, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).  On Friday, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said inflation slowed to 2.4 percent in August from the 2.7 percent posted in July. However, this was still higher than the […]
  • Male farmworkers got bigger pay in 2019–PSA
    Farmworkers nationwide received an average daily wage of P331.10 in 2019 and male laborers continued to outperform their female counterparts in terms of salary, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Data from the PSA showed that the average nominal wage rate of agricultural workers in 2019 was equivalent to two whole […]

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