Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for Pig Farmers Regrets Death Of Agriculture Minister The Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Roger Clarke. newsroom - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and tax Opposition Spokesperson on Agriculture, JC Hutchinson says several of the tax measures introduced by the Government are affecting the growth potential of the sector. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Improvements to farming Roger Clarke says he is confident that Jamaica's agriculture sector is in safe hands with the crop of youngsters that the Jamaica 4-H Clubs continue to produce. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Damage to banana crop Jamaica Producers Group (JP) may lose five per cent of its annual revenues or some J$350 million because of Hurricane Sandy damage to its banana crop. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Help for stricken farmers The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be providing initial assistance of $200 million to assist farmers, who were severely affected during the passage of Hurricane Sandy last week, in addition to fertiliser and other inputs to facilitate replanting. 5mpublishing Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT A look at farming The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is increasing its appeal for Jamaicans to support the country’s farmers through the consumption of more local produce. 5mpublishing Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry and eggs Opposition Spokesman for Agriculture JC Hutchinson called on the Government to immediately remove the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on eggs. 5mpublishing Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Coffee farming CHAIRMAN OF the Coffee Industry Board, Frank Phipps, QC, has said more has to be done to grow the industry's assets even as it awaits divestment of the commercial aspects of its operations. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Pig herd census The data collection field staff of the Agricultural Marketing Information Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, in collaboration with Trevor Hamilton & Associates (THA) Limited, is in the process of conducting a field data collection for a census of the pig industry in Jamaica. 5mpublishing Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming Jamaica Broilers Group (JB) is hoping it will get the US to extend its tariff incentive on ethanol by the time it fires up its plants in mid-2012. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry production Speaking with Sunday Finance Jamaica Broilers' Vice President of Finance and Energy Ian Parsard said: "We have purchased 1,700 acres of land in Spring Garden, St Catherine which adjoins our chicken processing plant. The purchase price came in at around US$2.5 million ($216 million). Of the 1,700 acres about 1,000 acres are arable lands so there is a lot of potential there. There is a residential community in close proximity to our plant and this purchase creates a buffer around it which is mutually beneficial to the residents and to our operations." 5mpublishing Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farm problems The Caribbean poultry industry is under threat from the importation of chicken leg quarters from the United States of America, with representatives of the local industry describing the situation as becoming untenable. newsroom - Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Chinese farm investment Jamaica and China have signed a memorandum of understanding for agricultural cooperation, aimed at promoting development in Jamaica's agriculture sector. newsroom - Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm investment A programme to put more titles in the hands of landowners will be launched by Prime Minister Bruce Golding today, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Montague has said. newsroom - Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Chicken feed problems The Caribbean Broilers group have put its plans on hold to dispose of unused chicken parts by incorporating it in ingredients for the manufacture of poultry feed following a public outcry. newsroom - Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT The poultry industry Public pressure has forced Caribbean Broilers to scrap plans to use chicken waste parts to make poultry feedstock, although it's still looking at "prospects for export". newsroom - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Government cut farm grants The country's agriculture competitiveness programme has suffered a major stroke with the Government moving to remove $100 million from the budget, which supported crop and livestock production. newsroom - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT The coffee harvest The Wallenford Coffee Company needs an interim loan of at least $40 million to meet today's deadline for the payment of all outstanding sums to coffee farmers, as dictated by Agriculture Minister Robert Montague on Tuesday. newsroom - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm production There has been much discussion since Monday about spectacular growth in domestic agriculture, and even Wednesday morning an announcement of the relaunch of the backyard-garden programme which, in due course, will see more growth. newsroom - Tue, 24 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT