Egg prices seen rising further on bird flu impact

THE RETAIL PRICE of eggs is expected to rise further with supply continuing to be constrained by the impact of avian influenza or bird flu, the egg farmers’ association said.

Cautious China approves GMO alfalfa imports in goodwill gesture to US

CHINA approved imports of eight genetically modified organism (GMO) crops, permitting shipments of GM alfalfa for the first time after a decade-long wait, the...

Argentina exchange sharply cuts soy, corn harvest forecast

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s Rosario Grains exchange sharply cut its forecast for the country’s 2022/23 soybean harvest to 37 million tons, down from a...

Spanish farmers protest against plans to curb water supply for irrigation

MADRID — Thousands of farmers protested in Madrid on Wednesday over Spain’s plan to reduce the amount of water taken from the Tagus river...

Pilot test of Korean-developed corn mills seen completed by June

THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it hopes to complete pilot testing by June of corn milling equipment developed by...

Meat imports expected to exceed 2022 levels

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to exceed the 2022 meat import total of 1.36 million metric tons (MT) this year after the government extended a...

World food prices hit record high in 2022 despite December fall

PARIS — World food prices eased in December, marking the ninth consecutive monthly fall, but gained more than 14% in 2022 compared to the...

Democrats’ downgrade of Iowa’s role is a blow to Corn Belt, biofuels

THE Democratic Party’s unseating of Iowa from its position as host of the first US presidential nominating contest every four years is a blow...

No rebound seen for Philippine farms

PHILIPPINE FARM output is likely to either contract or stay flat next year due to elevated input costs on faster inflation, according to analysts.

Philippines in talks with China for solar-powered irrigation system

THE Philippine Agriculture department plans to negotiate with China for the country’s solar powered irrigation system. The agency has formed a team that will handle...

Agri tech transfer seen critical for realizing benefits of RCEP

THE agriculture industry must harness the technology transfer opportunities if it is to fully take advantage of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), an agriculture analyst said. 

How dams built by China starve the Mekong River Delta of vital sediment

SOC TRANG, Vietnam — Standing on the bank of the Mekong River, Tran Van Cung can see his rice farm wash away before his...
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