Farmers in this rice-producing province are now assured of year-round irrigation water, enabling them to plant for the second cropping season, thanks to San Roque Dam and the re-regulating pond that collects water released by the dam whenever it generates power.
By Nash B. Maulana
Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.
Farm mechanization, irrigation and financing will be included in the farming sector’s road map next year to prepare farmers and the country’s agriculture and fishery products for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration, a Department of Agriculture (DA) official said.
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).
By Jerome Aning
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.