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AGRICULTURE

South Cotabato corn prices drop

KORONADAL CITY - The law of supply and demand was seen as the reason in theslump of corn prices in South Cotabato, Justina Navarette, provincial agriculture officer, said.Navarette said corn production in the province has increased tremendously the past harvest season causing its price to drop.She said the most affected town in the buying price of corn grains was Banga, known as the corn capital of South Cotabato.

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N. Cotabato to start cloud seeding ahead of El Nino

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The North Cotabato provincial government has recommended the
conduct of cloud seeding operations this month ahead of the feared El Nino
phenomenon.

It aims to cushion the impact of the dry spell and
maintain productivity of farmers, especially corn and palay producers. Last year, North Cotabato was No. 1 palay and
corn producer of Region 12.

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North Cotabato agri office disperse 7,300 rubber seedlings to schools

KIDAPAWAN CITY - In an effort to propagate the rubber industry in North Cotabato, the provincial agriculture office has distributed 7,300 budded rubber seedlings to 15 public schools.Engr. Eliseo Mangliwan, provincial agriculturist, said recipient of the program are schools of President Roxas that are situated in theArakan
Valley Development Complex of North Cotabato.He said the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) will closely monitoring the seedlings until its survival rate reaches 75 percent. It is part of the Industrial
Crops Development Program of OPAg.

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Region 12 gets P1.3 B worth of agri projects

KORONADAL CITY --- The agriculture department launched here P1.3 billion worth of new projects for peasantcommunities in Central Mindanao as interventions meant to improve agricultural productivity in the region.Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Amalia Jayag-Datukan, director of the Department of Agriculture in Region 12, led the launching on Thursday of the projects and the dispersal of more development packages to different organizations at a local venue.Alcala’s engagement last Thursday with local peasants and fisherfolks was his third since January.The new interventions benefitti

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NEDA inspects, monitors MalMar implementation

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato - An inspection andmonitoring conducted by theNational Economic Development Authority (NEDA-12) is now on going in one of the region's flagship project - the Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project (MalMar) in Aleosan and Pikit, North Cotabato.Engr. Noldin Oyod, MMIP project manager, said the NEDA team would like to find out if the multi-billion project is done according to designed standards and program of works.The MMIP in North Cotabato and Maguindanao is more than 15 years in the making havingstarted in 1989.

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Banana firm operations resume in Abdullah Sangki

DATU ABDULLAH SANGKI - A multi-national banana plantation here has resumed operation after the local government issued the green light, eight days after LGU suspended its operation due to lack of permits and other issues.Town Councilor Anwar Emblawa said MayorBai Mariam Sangki-Manguadatu on July 7 issued the suspension of operation of Delinanas Banana Plantationafter a reconciliation dialogue” failed to produce results.The issues includesnon-payment of rentals, renewal of business permits and other fees, damaged crops and the disregard on the nomination of the landowners to be employed i

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280 farmers in N. Cotabato get oil palm, cacao seedlings

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The provincial government of North Cotabato today continued its Seedlings Dispersal Program with 280 small farmers from five towns receiving seedlings of oil palm and cacao, officials said. These farmers were from the municipalities of Kabacan, Carmen, M’lang, Antipas and Tulunan. The turn-over held at Triple P Farm in Barangay Katidtuan, Kabacan was led by North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza and Provincial Agriculturist Engr. Eliseo M. Mangliwan handed oil palm seedling to some 240 farmers to be planted in their respective nurseries or farms.

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New corn farming technology introduced in Datu Odin Sinsuat town

COTABATO CITY - A modern technology in farming has been introduced to corn farmers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.Wil de Vera, chief executive officer of Precision Agriculture Management and Grains Development (PAMGD), said the new technology will provide corn farmers the right farming techniques that will also save them time and money.Earlier, MAMGD andMoro Gulf Sterling Products Development Corporation, headed by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Muslimin Sema, forged a memorandum of agreement for the project.

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So. Cotabato town gets funds for cassava project

KORONADAL CITY -The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) hasreleased P20 million worth of checks to the South Cotabato provincial government intended for a major cassava project. According to DA 12 Regional Executive Director Amalia Jayag-Datukan, the amount comprised the first and second tranches of the P39.3-million fund intended for the implementation of the Cassava Granules Production and Marketing Project that the provincial government and local stakeholders proposed to the PRDP.

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