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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The United Broiler Raisers Association (Ubra) expects the farm-gate price of chicken to recover next month after the government lifted the ban on the transshipment of poultry products from Luzon to the Visayas and Mindanao. Ubra President Elias Jose Inciong made the statement after the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced...
The average farm-gate price of paddy rice as of the first week of August rose by 3.48 percent to P19.59 per kilogram (kg), from P18.93 per kg a year ago, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said in its report that the farm-gate price of rice posted...
Philippine dairy production rose by 11 percent to 11,700 metric tons (MT) in the first half, from 10,540 MT recorded a year ago, according to the National Dairy Administration (NDA). In its report, titled “The Performance of the Philippine Dairy Sector”, the NDA, an attached agency of the Department of...
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine—When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only a...
Mango production in the first half of the year declined by nearly 10 percent to 654,100 metric tons (MT), from 724,870 MT posted a year ago, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said in its report, titled “Performance of Philippine Agriculture”, the infestation of cecid...
An auction of rhino horns from the stockpiles of the world’s biggest private breeder will go ahead on Monday after a South African court ordered that the government release permits for them. The sale of about 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of horns by John Hume, who has more than 1,500 rhinos,...
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will accredit three providers of satellite-based and radio frequency-based vessel monitoring systems (VMS), as part of government preparations to implement vessel monitoring measures (VMMs) starting next year. “So far, three technology developers have expressed interest to get accreditation,” said Zaldy P. Perez,...
The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) said revenues from banana exports could go down this year, as other foreign producers have increased their shipments to the Philippines’s traditional markets for bananas. PBGEA Executive Director Stephen Antig told the BusinessMirror that the volume of  bananas shipped from January to...
Over 160 years ago, two men in Germany developed a social form of business: the cooperative. It relies on a sense of community. Over 20 million people in Germany are members of cooperatives, organizations that work according to the motto: “What one person cannot accomplish alone can be accomplished by...
The Duterte administration must stop focusing on rice and allocate more funds to other agriculture subsectors if it wants to sustain the increase in farm output, economists from the Ateneo de Manila University said on Thursday. Eagle Watch senior research fellow Alvin P. Ang said Philippine agriculture production remains “too...
Demand for dressed chicken in the Philippines was on the rise just days before the Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in San Luis, Pampanga. Data from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) indicated a brisk demand for chicken, as inventory in local cold storages as...
Zinc surged above $3,000 a metric ton for the first time in almost a decade, while aluminum approached a three-year high, adding momentum to a metals rally fueled by bets on tightening supplies and robust demand. Zinc jumped as much as 5.8 percent to $3,132.50 a ton on the London...
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is encouraging seed growers from Central Luzon to engage in hybrid rice-seed production to increase the availability of hybrid rice-seeds in the region. PhilRice said in a statement that it recently conducted its first consultative meeting and planning workshop with seed growers and other...
Despite the outbreak of bird flu in Pampanga, the Department of Agriculture (DA) expressed confidence that farm growth would still reach 6 percent on the back of higher crops production. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said the performance of the crops subsector would offset the adverse effects of the avian...
Officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) enjoined mango growers and local chief executives to help the government craft a five-year road map to develop the local mango industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol met with local government officials and stakeholders in the mango industry on August 11 in Lingayen,...
Beef from the United Kingdom will soon return to the Philippines more than two decades after Manila banned it due to concerns over bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad-cow disease. In a statement, the British Embassy in Manila said the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  was able to...
Over the past decade, a little-known herb 200 times sweeter than sugar has become a $4-billion global industry,  showing up in everything from Coca-Cola sodas to Heinz ketchup. Not a bad start for a product that many people still think has a bitter aftertaste. The stevia plant, which can be...
Philippine farm output could grow at a slower pace in the second half of the year following the discovery of the avian influenza (AI), or bird flu, outbreak in Pampanga, according to economists. Economists told the BusinessMirror that the government should “act swiftly” to contain the bird-flu outbreak in San...
The country’s sugar output has reached 2.5 million metric tons (MMT) as of August 6, surpassing the production target of the government for the current crop year, according to data from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). Data from the SRA showed that sugar production as of August 6 is 11.7...
RENO, Nevada—Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a...
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