• DOTr orders shipping lines to allot ‘exclusive space’ for farm goods
    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered domestic shipping lines to provide no less than 12 percent of their vessel’s cargo capacity per voyage for the exclusive accommodation of agricultural and food products, and to extend preferential shipping rates on agricultural and food products. This, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, is his agency’s support […]
  • Manila scraps bid to buy rice via G2G scheme
    More than two weeks after conducting a tender for 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice under a government-to- government (G2G) scheme, Manila said it will no longer import the staple as officials deem the nationwide stockpile sufficient for the lean season. State-owned Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) has cancelled the transaction following the recommendation of […]
  • PHL sugar output in current crop year beats forecasts
    After a two-year slump, the country’s sugar production in the current crop year is poised for recovery, latest data from the Sugar Regulatory Administration showed. Preliminary SRA data as of June 7 has reached 2.123 MMT, 2.69 percent over the 2.067 MMT recorded in the same period of last year. The volume was equivalent to […]
  • PSA: Farm-gate price of rice at 14-month high
    The average farm-gate price of unhusked rice in the third week of May hit its highest quotation in 14 months and remained above P19 per kilogram for the second consecutive week, latest Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed. Latest PSA data indicated that the nationwide average farm-gate price of dry palay during the period rose […]
  • Lockdown slowed spread of fatal hog disease–BAI
    The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) said the imposition of the months-long lockdown has also helped prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the country, as cases declined to 20 per million pigs. In a recent virtual press briefing, BAI Director Ronnie D. Domingo said the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) implemented by the […]

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