LOOKING at an opportunity to reverse the losses to African Swine Fever (ASF), farmer groups welcome a plan by the House of Representatives to allocate P1.5 billion for vaccine procurement to permanently contain the disease.
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HERNANI, Eastern Samar – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Eastern Samar Provincial Office proved once again that delivery of government assistance is unending with the recent turnover of farm machineries and inputs to an agrarian reform beneficiaries organization (ARBO) in this town.
In preparation for the dry season, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 1 (DA-RFO1) distributed a total of P17,720,952 worth of agricultural interventions during a distribution activity held at the DA-Ilocos Sur Research and Experiment Center (ISREC), San Juan, Ilocos Sur on October 6, 2023.
NORTH Luzon farmers are happy these days as they are enjoying the benefits of high palay prices versus previous years.Fresh palay fetches an average of P20 per kilogram (kg), while dry ones are sold for P26/kg, said Samuel Lugo, president of Tumauini Irrigation Pilot Area, a federation of Irrigators’ Associations (IAs) in Isabela.“Naibenta namin ang aming sariwang palay sa P20 kada kilo, kaya kami’y nakabawi ngayon. Ang dagdag na kita ay malaking tulong sa aming pamilya para sa pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan,” Lugo said.’The other major reason why farmers have higher income was the good result of interventions given them by the Department of Agriculture, 3added Lugo, whose group is composed of 15 IAs with more than 4,000 members tilling more than 3,000 hectares in Tumauini.They lauded President Ferdinand R.