ASPIRE to aid farmers, fishermen in Region 1: DA exec

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña  is urging farmers and fishermen here  to take advantage of the government’s ASPIRE (Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition) program, to help them enhance and promote their agricultural products. La Viña was the keynote speaker during the opening program of the … Read More

Farmers Day in Mankayan town set

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of Mankayan has approved an ordinance declaring every first Wednesday to Friday of February of every year as “Farmers Day”. Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian said the ordinance aims to give proper recognition to about 10,000 farmers whose decades of hard work sustained the vegetable industry, and growth of the … Read More

PH palay production picks up

  MANILA — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that October to December palay or unmilled rice production rebounded in 2017 from its -3.62 percent growth in 2016. Last year’s production volume grew 4.37 percent to 7.32 million metric tons, exceeding 2016’s 7.01 million metric tons, which was lower than the 7.27 million metric tons in … Read More