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Legislators concerned about rice production in El Niño year

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A lawmaker expressed concern Monday about an increase in the price of rice because of the El Niño weather phenomenon, as several other legislators indicated they were dissatisfied with the Department of Agriculture’s preparations for the expected dry spell.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Long, short stalks of rice production

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GOLDEN GRAINS  Without machines and modern drying facilities, a farmer in Kalinga province dries stalks of palay under the sun by hanging these on bamboo poles. Kalinga is among the top producers of traditional rice varieties in the Cordillera region. FILE PHOTO

Whenever the rice supply situation is brought up in conversations, two grave misconceptions are at once entertained by the public.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

NFA told denials not easing rice price woes

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Simple denials and a “smear campaign” won’t pacify the public’s rage over the continuing increase in prices of rice, shortage in supply and allegations that rice imported by the National Food Authority (NFA) are overpriced, a ranking leader of a militant group said on Wednesday.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rice self-sufficiency now at 98%, according to new DA formula

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

How close are we, really, to self-reliance in rice production – 92 percent, 94 percent, 95 percent?

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rice self-sufficiency target still on – Alcala

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Agriculture on Thursday insisted the government was on track to achieve its target of rice self-sufficiency this year, and appealed to news media not to equate the concept of rice self-sufficiency with zero importation of rice.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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