Over 52,000 Ilocos rice farmers get P5-K cash aid

LAOAG CITY — Over 52,000 rice farmers in the province are entitled to receive PHP5,000 each as financial assistance amid the flooding of imported rice in the market. “The PHP5,000…

Almost 2,000 Ilocos farmers get crop insurance claims

LAOAG CITY – Close to 2,000 farmers in Ilocos Norte received their indemnity crop insurance claims on Wednesday from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) in a ceremony held at the…

NTA awards outstanding tobacco growers

LAOAG CITY—The National Tobacco Administration has cited eight outstanding tobacco growers for the crop year 2017-2018 during the awarding ceremonies held at the NTA building in Batac, Ilocos Norte on…

Ilocos Norte fisherfolk get P3.7-M fishing gears, paraphernalia

LAOAG CITY —The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region I distributed various fishing gears and paraphernalia and motorized bancas to 197 registered fisherfolk and 20 fisherfolk associations in…

Tobacco company eyes partnership with Ilocos farmers

LAOAG CITY — Amidst the implementation of the Sin Tax Reform Law, a multi-national tobacco company is ready to expand its market and partner with Ilocos farmers for more tobacco produce.…

Ilocos Norte farmers benefit from tobacco excise tax share

LAOAG CITY — Farmers in Badoc, Ilocos Norte were all smiles on Thursday as they finally received farm machineries and fertilizers from their municipal government. At least 31 tractors and 4,307…

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…

Onion farmers in Bayambang to get fertilizer, cash grant

  BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — Some 963 onion farmers in this town, whose farms have been devastated by armyworms, will receive two bags of fertilizer per hectare from the provincial government of…

DA vows more aid for Cordillera farmers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The government, through the Department of Agriculture (DA) has committed to give more support to Cordillera farmers. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, who led the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading…

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…

Families of slain farmers in CARP-covered land cry for justice

DUMAGUETE CITY – Family members of the four farmers who were shot dead while harvesting sugarcane in a disputed Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)-covered land in Barangay Napacao, Siaton in Negros…

NIA assures completion of 2016, 2017 projects in Region 1

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan — The National Irrigation Administration in Region 1 (NIA-1) assured farmers on Monday of the completion of the unfinished irrigation system projects from 2016 to 2017 by June…

Paoay farmers’ groups get new agri-equipment

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — A brand new pay loader, mini-back hoe, and tractor were on display in front of the municipal hall Monday, ready for distribution to farmers’ associations here.…

NIA says water for Pangasinan farms not enough this dry season

DAGUPAN CITY — An official of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has confirmed that not enough water is available to all the rice farms in eastern Pangasinan during the coming…

HARVESTS TIME

6 farmers, groups from SoCot vie for Gawad Saka awards

  GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Six farmers and organizations from South Cotabato province will vie for the top awards in this year’s edition of the national Gawad Saka search. Justina…

Farmers Rally

Ebasco reiterates DU30’s vow for free irrigation fees

BILAR, Bohol — Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco reiterated the promise of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) administration to relieve farmer-irrigators from cumbersome irrigation service fees (ISF) imposed by National…

Solar power pump helps farmers save more

LAOAG CITY – Several farmers in Piddig, Ilocos Norte are among the first in Ilocos Norte to adopt an eco-friendly solar powered pump to irrigate their rice and vegetable crops.…

Typhoon-hit farmers in Cagayan get free vegetable, corn, rice seeds

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 and the provincial government of Cagayan distributed on Tuesday some PHP32 million worth of free certified rice, corn and vegetables…