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    DA-6 projects 39 percent hike in wet season palay production

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas is projecting a 39 percent increase in palay production volume this wet cropping season or at least 1.2 million metric tons of palay production compared to 865,923 metric tons of actual harvest last year. Agriculture

    Recoter calls on LCEs to strictly monitor prices of live hogs, pork products

    Engineer Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture (DA-6) executive director, has called on local chief executives (LCEs) around Panay Island to strictly monitor the prices of live swine and pork products to prevent profiteering. Agriculture

    Western Visayas sustains high rice self-sufficiency rate amid pandemic

    Western Visayas was able to sustain its high rice self-sufficiency rate in the first six months of 2021 amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Agriculture

    DA allots P300-M fund for lending to hog raisers in ASF-free areas

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) has allotted additional fund for lending to backyard and semi-commercial raisers in areas free from the African Swine Fever (ASF) including Western Visayas. Agriculture

    Jolina leaves P7.4 million damage to agriculture

    A total of P7,456,937 worth of agricultural products and livestock were damaged by Typhoon Jolina, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA-6). Agriculture

    DA to focus more on high-value commodities, following success in rice

    With a record first semester yield of 8.8 million metric tons (MMT) this year, the country expects to harvest an all-time high of 20.4 MMT, topping last year’s bumper crop of 19.4 MMT. Agriculture

    Agri chief wants farmers’ groups to directly import, sell fertilizers

    In a bid to help stem the skyrocketing prices of fertilizers due to tight global supply, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is encouraging farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) to import fertilizers directly from international producers and suppliers to reduce the farm input’s local cost, as well as provide them additional revenue from said agribusiness enterprise. Agriculture

    125 Iloilo schools implement vegetable gardening project

    A total of 125 schools in Iloilo province are recipients of the Gulayan sa Paaralan project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional field office in Western Visayas in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Iloilo this year. Agriculture

    Late Chinese scientist paves way for PH hybrid-rice production

    Former and current leaders of the Philippine government paid tribute to the contribution of Chinese scientist and professor Yuan Longping to Filipino farmers who benefited largely from his hybrid rice varieties. Agriculture

    Agri inputs, expanded areas hike WVs' Q1 palay output

    More agricultural inputs, as well as expanded rice areas, led to a 4.23 percent increase in palay (unhusked rice) production in Western Visayas in the first quarter of 2021, figures from the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) showed. Agriculture

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