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.
SEVEN WEEKS after its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is still exporting grain to some of its biggest customers, even as shipping costs soar.
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.
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 FARMERS in the Cagayan Valley and the Cordilleras will receive training in sustainable farming practices like climate-smart soil management and regenerative agriculture.
THE US continued to slash estimates for Ukraine’s grain exports as sea routes were curbed following Russia’s invasion.
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).
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.
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.
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.