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.

Sugar industry says import plan by SRA risks contempt of court

THE United Sugar Producers Federation (UNIFED) said on Friday that it will seek to prosecute officials for contempt if they implement the proposed Sugar Order (SO) No. 4, which calls for the import of 350,000 metric tons (MT) of raw and refined sugar.

Corn farming program seeking to propagate sustainable best practices

CORN FARMERS in the Cagayan Valley and the Cordilleras will receive training in sustainable farming practices like climate-smart soil management and regenerative agriculture.

Ukraine corn, wheat exports will plummet further, US says

THE US continued to slash estimates for Ukraine’s grain exports as sea routes were curbed following Russia’s invasion. 

Farmers call for repeal of Golden Rice  

Farmers and stakeholders opposed on Monday the use of Golden Rice, a genetically modified variety of rice co-developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

S.Korea supports Iloilo smart greenhouse program

SOUTH KOREA has assisted in the construction of smart greenhouses in Iloilo, in what is being pitched as a climate-change mitigation measure, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

NGO helping develop market for organic nano-fertilizer

A SOCIAL enterprise has joined the effort to grow the market for organic fertilizer, particularly a type of nano-fertilizer which will soon be manufactured in the Philippines, as a response to the global shortage of fertilizer that is threatening to dampen global food production.

Ukraine sunflower oil crisis hits food from chips to cookies

RUSSIA’S invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the supply of almost half of the world’s sunflower oil exports, forcing companies to turn to less desirable alternatives such as palm oil in products ranging from potato chips to cookies.