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DA TO BOOST, SUSTAIN CORN, LIVESTOCK YIELDS — DAR

With a record first semester yield of 8.8 million metric tons (MMT) this year, the country expects to harvest an all-time high of 20.4 MMT, topping last year’s bumper crop of 19.4 MMT. “We want to replicate what we did in rice with the rest of the agri-fishery sector, particularly in emerging commodities where we […]

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ZUBIRI TO DA: LIMIT IMPORTS, PENALIZE SMUGGLING

During a recent Senate hearing for the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri urged the department to help local farmers by limiting imports and penalizing technical smuggling. “I’m speaking on behalf of our corn farmers, dito po sa Bukidnon. The importation of feed wheat has drastically brought […]

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DA ALLOTS P230-M FOR RICE-CORN PROJECT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is supporting the “BigMa” (Bigas-Mais) rice-corn blending initiative of listed firm AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) and groups of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in Mindanao to devote vast tracts of idle land for planting white corn as an alternative to reduce dependence on imported rice.  In a virtual press conference, Agriculture Secretary William […]

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EDUFARMS TO GIVE FARMERS NATIONWIDE NEEDED TRAINING – DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with private firm Corteva Agriscience in a bid to boost the country’s rice and corn productivity. The collaboration focuses on three projects – Rice EduFarm, Corn EduFarm, and Fall Armyworm Mitigation. EduFarms will provide farmers with season-long, on-field and in-classroom training that will […]