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DA mulls chicken imports as supply in Metro becomes tight

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

The onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun) has caused a tight supply of chicken meat in Metro Manila although there is no production shortage, according to agriculture officials.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

5.6M kilos of meat entered PH without inspection—agri group


Close to six million kilos of meat of questionable quality “or worse, expired” might have entered the country without going through food safety inspections, the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA readies new rules on garlic importation


The Department of Agriculture (DA) is coming up with import rules that will not be prone to abuse while enabling farmers to benefit from the garlic trade amid an apparent shortage.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Opportunistic’ traders blamed for high prices

benguet pigs

The Department of Agriculture has said that while the prices of chicken and pork have been increasing because of “opportunistic” traders, the government is still minimizing imports of the products in order to benefit local farmers.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA keeps import curbs on chicken, pork


The Department of Agriculture said over the weekend that while chicken and pork prices were increasing locally due to “opportunistic” traders, the government was limiting importations for the benefit of farmers.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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