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Suggested retail prices help consumers, farmers

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Suggested retail prices (SRPs) can help consumers get lower prices and farmers obtain higher prices for their produce.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Farm output seen to decline due to El Niño

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Some 27,000 farmers might not be able to work on about 34,000 hectares of farmland because of insufficient water supply expected in the first half of 2015, according to the National Irrigation Administration.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Global pesticides use down as biotech crop adoption rises, study shows

Crop biotechnology has significantly reduced the amount of chemical pesticide spraying worldwide by 474 million kilograms, or 9 percent, over the past 15 years, according to a report by PG Economics, a UK-based advisory and consultancy services provider specializing on plant biotechnology, agricultural production systems, agricultural markets and policy.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Farm damage due to ‘Luis’, ‘Mario’ hits P3.11B

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International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector funding arm of the World Bank, is working with partners to design new insurance products that aim to protect Filipino farmers against costly typhoon-related losses.  AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The assessed farm damage caused by Typhoon “Luis” and Tropical Storm “Mario” jumped yet again to reach a total of P3.11 billion, or close to double the P1.76 billion reported three days ago.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Agri group lauds imposition of SRP on fresh pork and chicken

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The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) has lauded the move of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to impose “suggested retail price” on fresh pork and chicken.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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