DA studying various drugs as ASF treatments, including Ivermectin

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) said it will conduct research on the effectiveness of various drugs in controlling African Swine Fever (ASF), including Ivermectin, a treatment for parasitic roundworm infections recently touted as a potential treatment for coronavirus patients.

Surging US crop prices reverse fortunes in Iowa

US FARMER ROB ARKFELD was vacationing on a sandy beach in Mexico’s Riviera Maya when he won an online auction to rent 535 acres of cropland back home in Iowa by bidding nearly double the local average for each acre.

YouTube agriculture channel hoping to attract young farmers

A YOUTUBE channel is seeking to fill in the knowledge gap for people seeking farming know-how, borne out of the founder’s own struggle to find advice on agriculture. 

TESDA commits to organizing more organic farms, community gardens

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said it hopes to organize more mini-organic farms and community gardens to help address the country’s food security issues.

The grocery price shock could be coming to a store near you

CORN, WHEAT, soybeans, vegetable oils: A small handful of commodities form the backbone of much of the world’s diet and they’re dramatically more expensive, flashing alarm signals for global shopping budgets.

Pork prices expected to remain high despite EO lowering tariffs

PORK PRICES are expected to remain high despite the issuance of Executive Order (EO) No. 128, which lowered tariffs on imported pork products, the United Broiler Raisers Association (UBRA) said.

Initial batch of piglets to repopulate hog farms delivered to Batangas

THE initial batch of pigs intended to repopulate farms devastated by African Swine Fever (ASF) has been delivered to Batangas and other areas that have been ASF-free for at least 90 days, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

Coffee social enterprise supplying pop-up cafés to help revive Davao

DAVAO CITY — Social enterprise Coffee For Peace said it is supporting pop-up coffee shops, set up mostly by displaced baristas, which have started to crop up in this city.

Rice inventory declines 4.5% in early March

THE rice inventory as of March 1 fell 4.5% year on year to 2.08 million metric tons (MT), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Corn farmers to receive aid in containing fall armyworm pest

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) said corn farmers will receive aid in containing the fall armyworm (FAW), including pheromone lures, pesticides, power sprayers, pest awareness materials, and digital equipment.