Harvey floodwaters threaten 1.2 million cows in US southwest

A DELUGE of rain from Hurricane Harvey is soaking Texas pastures, leaving some cattle stranded in floodwater in the state that leads the US...

Diet guidelines biased vs poor nations — study

WIDELY PROMOTED guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too starchy, researchers...

Better use of water key to Middle East’s future — WB

POLITICAL STABILITY and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa could hinge on better management of scarce water resources, the World Bank...

Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers €33M

EUROPE’S contaminated egg scare has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33 million ($39 million), according to a preliminary estimate by the government. The scare,...

France faces worst wine harvest in post-war period

FRANCE faces its poorest wine harvest since 1945 after an unusually mild March and frosty April, experts said Friday, although a hot summer promises...

Fisheries output decline narrows in Q2 — PSA

TOTAL FISHERIES production declined year on year in the second quarter, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). According to PSA’s second...

Agri drives fastest Thai economic expansion in more than 4 years

THAILAND’S economy grew at the fastest pace in more than four years, led by a surge in farming output and tourism. Gross domestic product rose...

Wild times as Madagascar rides vanilla price bubble

HIT by rampant speculation and a collapse in production following cyclone Enawo, the price of vanilla — Madagascar’s largest export — has surged in...

GM eggplant completes latest field trials

By Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- Proponents of the Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) eggplant are a step closer towards commercializing what they hope to be...

Rice self-sufficiency seen doable by 2019, DA’s Piñol says

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said its rice-self-sufficiency target may be achieved in 2019, a year earlier than its initial timetable. “If we are able...

Climate change will cut crop yields — study

CLIMATE CHANGE will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday...

Visayas farmers encouraged to boost production of coffee

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) called on coffee farmers in the Visayas to increase their production to help meet...