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Biotech expected to boost PH export bid

Government and private sector leaders recently said the growth of agricultural biotechnology has boosted the country’s prospects for increased food and feed export to the regional market while reducing overall grains importation.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DA bats for higher budget to mechanize farms

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is firming up its push for a budget of some P4 billion for its farm mechanization initiatives in 2015 amid efforts to lower the cost of production and postharvest losses.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Clampdown on garlic price manipulation set

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The Department of Agriculture will not tolerate the involvement of its officials in the manipulation of garlic prices that spiked last June, according to the department’s spokesperson.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

World Bank grants PH $500-M loan

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World Bank has granted the Philippines a $508.25-million loan and grant package, which will finance the implementation of rural infrastructure and livelihood projects for farmers and fisherfolk in the country.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DA mulls chicken imports as supply in Metro becomes tight

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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 »

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