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BILL ON CASH AID TO FARMERS GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on final reading a proposal authorizing the Department of Agriculture (DA) to use the excess rice tariff revenues under the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) for direct cash assistance to farmers. Voting 195-0-0, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9950, or the proposed Cash Assistance for Filipino Farmers Act. […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CAN END WORLD HUNGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said agriculture offers today’s young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed not only the hungry in the Philippines, but also in other countries. Speaking to members of various youth organizations and individuals, Dar emphasized that youth involvement is critical in the current state of […]

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NEW LAND TITLING LAW TO HELP FARMERS – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has welcomed the signing of Republic Act (RA) 11573, which will significantly improve the land titling application processes for alienable and disposable (A&D) agricultural lands. “The DENR gladly welcomes the passage of RA 11573 into law. We have been aiming for this in order to relieve farmers of […]

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FARMERS TO GET FERTILIZER SUBSIDY FOR WET SEASON

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is giving rice farmers assurance that its nationwide fertilizer program under its Rice Resiliency Project 2 (RRP2) will continue to sustain the country’s rice production during this wet planting season. “We will not stop this subsidy as long as we have the budget allotted for it,” Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations […]

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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERFOLK PENSIONS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan filed a measure that seeks to create a social security and pension program for farmers and fisherfolk. “Kinikilala ng panukalang batas na ito ang mahalagang papel at kontribusyon ng ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda sa araw-araw nating pamumuhay (This proposed measure recognizes the fundamental role and contributions of our farmers and fisherfolk […]

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40 NCR YOUNG FARMERS GET P50K CAPITAL FROM DA

Forty young farmers and agripreneurs from the National Capital Region (NCR) will each receive P50,000 as start-up capital to implement their proposed agribusiness ventures through the Young Farmers Challenge Fund of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) recognized the NCR provincial level winners of the Young Farmers Challenge, who […]

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LAPID: GIVE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS PENSION BENEFITS

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill which seeks to create the Agricultural Pension Fund (APF) to provide pension benefits to agricultural workers, especially farmers and fisherfolk. Senate Bill No. 2335 explains that it is a policy of the State to, from time to time, review and upgrade the pensions and other benefits due to […]

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POE TO DA: FOCUS AID ON FARMERS, AGRI PRODUCERS

Senator Grace Poe asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its assistance on farmers, fishermen, hog raisers and other agricultural producers instead of going all out in its support for importers. Poe made the call following the statement of Secretary William Dar at the DA’s anniversary that the country’s food security is “stronger” and […]

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DA READY TO AID TAAL-AFFECTED FISHERFOLK, FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures Taal Lake fisherfolk, and farmers in Batangas that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is ready to help following an eruption by Taal Volcano. “As always, we are proactive and have laid out immediate action plans and strategies for fisherfolk and farm families in lakeshore areas and adjoining barangays that may be affected,” […]

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SOLAR-POWERED COLD STORAGE TO AID FARMERS – DAR

To maintain the quality of agricultural produce and prevent post-harvest losses, thereby enabling farmers to earn a decent income from their yield, the Department of Agriculture has teamed up with the Next Agri Corporation Philippines Inc., and Ecofrost Technologies India for the installation of solar-powered storage in food production areas across the country. Agriculture Secretary William Dar […]