New Zealand farmers harvest world record wheat crop

WELLINGTON — A New Zealand farming couple have taken the world record for the highest yielding crop of wheat, it was announced Monday. Eric and Maxine Watson entered the Guinness World Records after producing 16.791 tons of wheat per hectare, beating the previous record of 16.519 tons set by a British farmer in 2015. On … Read More

PHL pioneering rice monitoring technology in the world

MANILA — The Philippines is pioneering in Southeast Asia and even the world a state-of-the-art technology that provides timely and accurate information on rice crucial to achieving food self-sufficiency. Dr. V. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), expressed hope that other countries would follow the Philippine example and utilize the … Read More

New NIA chief vows to fight corruption

MANILA — New National Irrigation Administration (NIA) administrator Ricardo Visaya on Tuesday vowed to fight graft and corruption by devising mechanisms to ensure maximum transparency. In a statement, Visayas also pushed for the amendment of Executive Order No. 203, or the application of Salary Standardization Law IV to NIA and other losing government-owned and controlled … Read More

2 Nueva Vizcaya farmers associations avail of agri livelihood fund

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya — The Department of Labor and Employment Region 2 (DOLE RO2) has granted livelihood fund assistance to two farmers’ associations in this municipality. The beneficiaries are the Bone South Farmers’ Association and Butao Upland Farmers’ Association with a total membership of 112 farmers from the locality. DOLE-02 information officer Gerardo M. Nicolas … Read More