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Agri sector logs robust 5.28% growth

By Madelaine B. Miraflor The country's agriculture sector grew by more than 5 percent in the first three months of the year, with farm output's…

Dr. Emil Q. Javier

What to do about rice

By Dr. Emil Q. Javier ‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never…

Just when this farmer thought that he would have to postpone his planting for this season because of the prolonged drought, this weekend’s heavy rains came as a timely blessing, leaving these rice fields in South Upi, Maguindanao under water that came as a relief for farmers in the province. (Alexander D. Lopez/Manila Bulletin)

Consumer groups urge gov’t to protect rice farmers

by Madelaine Miraflor The National Movement for Food Sovereignty (NMFS) and the Integrated Rural Development Foundation (IRDF) are urging government to deal and view the…

Rice inside an NFA warehouse / Manila Bulletin file photo

Rice tariffication won’t happen before QR removal

By Madelaine B. Miraflor The amended version of Agricultural Tariffication Act will unlikely come before the country loses the World Trade Organization (WTO)-granted special tax…

SL Agritech Corporation (SLAC logo)

SL Agritech advances rice seed production

by Madelaine B. Miraflor SL Agritech Corporation (SLAC), country's biggest hybrid rice seeds producer, has advanced its plan to start producing rice seeds in China.…