Backyard hog producers expected to exit industry

COMMERCIAL hog producers will gradually replace backyard farms by 2025 due to the burden of investment in biosecurity measures required to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) at bay, the head of the agriculture chamber said.

How Indonesia’s policy stumbles over palm oil exports have unfolded

JAKARTA — When Indonesian cooking oil prices started climbing in November, authorities faced pressure to contain the cost of the household necessity made from palm oil and used by most people in the world’s fourth most populous country.

NGO seeks to end ban on fish feed ingredient

FOOD SECURITY advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan said the import ban on porcine processed animal protein (PAP) from Italy, imposed during the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak, needs to be lifted to keep fish feed prices in check.

Rules for rabbit slaughter, inspection issued

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has set a standard for the humane and hygienic slaughter of rabbits for human consumption.

Cooking-oil chaos exacerbates looming world hunger crisis

THE world’s supply of cooking oil — already squeezed by war — is getting smaller. 

Dairy giant Arla wants to pay farmers more for low-emission milk

DAIRY GIANT Arla Foods is willing to pay European farmers extra for milk based on how many carbon-reducing activities they can tick off a company list.

Abaca production down 13.7% in first two months

ABACA OUTPUT fell 13.7% to 8,693.38 metric tons (MT) in the first two months of the year, according to the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA).

Shanghai frozen meat, seafood imports stall on port congestion

AP MOLLER-MAERSK A/S, one of the biggest shipping lines in the world, has stopped bookings to ship refrigerated containers into Shanghai as a strict COVID lockdown stalls the trucking of meat and seafood from the port into the city.

Russian grain still flows to top end users, but prices higher

SEVEN WEEKS after its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is still exporting grain to some of its biggest customers, even as shipping costs soar.

Farm goods stuck at border following Mexico trucker blockade

GROCERY STORES in some parts of the US are expected to start running out of certain perishable goods as soon as this weekend because of a Mexican truckers’ blockade that has stranded millions of dollars’ worth of fresh produce.