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PH shrimp trade good, but laggard in Asia

The country’s shrimp industry is beginning to bounce back, although it is still way behind leading shrimp producers in Asia, aquaculture experts and scientists here said.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palay prices drop, but farmers not worried

FAO has raised its forecast for global production of rice by 4.2 million tons in 2012 due to improved prospects in several countries including the Philippines. INQUIRER PHOTO

The buying price of palay has dropped from P24 per kilo to between P20 and P21 this month, but rice farmers are not worried.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DA places damage to farms at P1.91B

HORSING AROUND AFTER STORM  Children play and sit on fallen coconut trees along the highway in Sulat town, Eastern Samar province, in the aftermath of  Tropical Storm “Ruby.”  RAFFY LERMA

The latest estimates from the Department of Agriculture (DA) placed the damage caused to farms by Tropical Storm “Ruby” at P1.91 billion.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In lahar country, agri discovery makes impact


Tsuyoshi Morita is such a quiet man that his projects with sugar and vegetable farmers in areas buried by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption in Pampanga province in 1991 had drawn little attention.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan tightens watch on shellfish market

Agriculture personnel are guarding the city’s public markets against any shellfish shipment from red-tide-hit towns in Pangasinan province that may be sold here.

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