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Farming is in

WAVE after wave, or should that be season after season, it looks like agriculture is finally capturing the imagination of urbanites. The latest sign: the first ToFarm Film Festival, dedicated to farming and farmers, and our future.

OLD MacDonald had a farm and when he retired at age 70, his children didn’t want to carry on with the planting and harvesting. One reason, if you haven’t heard, is that planting rice is never fun.

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A British-based development organization has called for increased investments in farming and fisheries if the country wants to be sufficient in food for keeps.

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Enough rice

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Manila, Philippines – Longtime rice industry observer Manuel Q. Bondad believes there is enough rice for the entire country in spite of the damage wrought by typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon farms. Bondad, a retired banker now engaged in farming, said even if the palay losses due to Pedring breach 760,000 metric tons (MT), the total […]

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