17 February 2019

  • ‘Rice tariff bill to create serious problems’
    Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas  & Cai U. Ordinario Economists said the removal of the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice will make the staple cheaper but a group of farmers believe that “unclear” provisions in the proposed Rice Tariffication Act would create “serious” problems for the government. Raul Q. Montemayor, national manager of Federation of Free […]
  • Indonesia poultry stocks may keep soaring on supply woes: CIMB
    Indonesia’s chicken shortage could worsen this year, driving further gains in poultry stocks, according to CGS-CIMB Sekuritas. The nation’s poultry association projects that the supply of chicks will drop to 3 billion in 2019 from 3.2 billion last year, after the government banned the use of antibiotics in chicken feed, analyst Patricia Gabriela wrote in […]
  • Caraga corn output rose by 13% in 2018
    DAVAO CITY—Favorable weather and government support allowed farmers in Caraga region or Region 13 to produce more corn last year, according to the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA). While national output declined by 1.81 percent in 2018, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that harvest area, production and yield increased […]
  • Singapore’s technical teams inspecting hog, veggie farms–Piñol
    The Philippines may be a step closer to penetrating the Singaporean market for its agricultural products, including meat and fruits, as technical teams from Singapore are currently in the country to inspect farms. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said Singapore’s Agriculture and veterinary Agency (AVA) sent two technical teams to the Philippines to conduct the […]
  • PHL abaca production up 6% in 2018
    Abaca output in the Philippines, the world’s top producer of the natural fiber, rose by 6 percent year-on-year in 2018, as planters sought to meet the rising global demand for the commodity. Data released by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFida) showed that abaca production last year reached 76,259.38 metric tons, 4,313.34-MT over the […]

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