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With Nabcor out, a new deal for veggie trading center

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is working out a new management contract for a controversial vegetable trading facility built here for the thriving highland vegetable industry, after the abolition of its supposed caretaker, the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor).

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Farmers ask SC to lift CA order vs Bt eggplant production


A group of farmers from Pangasinan and Bukidnon has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeals decision that stopped the field trial of the genetically modified (GM) eggplant as their livelihood might be adversely affected by the decision.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drought worsens China’s long-term water crisis

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a farmer walks by a river in Pingdingshan in central China's Henan province. After a season of record-breaking drought across China, groundwater levels have hit historic lows this year in northeast and central parts of China where hundreds of millions of people live. Reservoirs grew so dry in agricultural Henan province that the city of Pingdingshan closed car washes and bathhouses and extracted water from puddles. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ reduced coconut pest infestation – Pangilinan

Former Sen. Francis Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) may have devastated the Southern Tagalog region in July but it also provided some relief to coconut farms suffering from widespread infestation of coconut scale insects or “cocolisap,” Francis Pangilinan told lawmakers on Friday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Among Ed preaches farm self-sufficiency

FR. EDDIE “Among Ed” Panlilio, the former governor of Pampanga province, has taken to farming that draws organic food growers, health buffs and vacationers who relish rural living.  TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

Fr. Eddie Panlilio has not stopped treading new grounds. In this town in Pampanga province that Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic sediments had buried many times over since 1991, Panlilio, 60, is now a farmer in a 2.5-hectare farm where people go to learn growing crops and livestock to sustain their families.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »