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BADMC not backing down from study

BADMC not backing down from study

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) says it will not back off from a study commissioned to determine the impact of poultry importation on the local industry. Its insistence follows a request by Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) CEO James Paul for the parties involved to hold talks on the issue rather than pursue […]

BADMC grants poultry request

BADMC grants poultry request

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has defended the importation of a container carrying just over 24,000 kilograms of chicken wings expected to arrive in the island tomorrow. The BADMC said it sanctioned the importation by Paul’s Enterprises Limited, operators of Lucky Horseshoe Restaurant, because poultry farmers simply could not provide all the […]

Call for agriculture subsidy to help tackle tough times

The operator of one of Barbados’ top farms is calling for a Government subsidy for the agriculture sector in response to the rising cost of doing business. Richard Armstrong, managing director of ARMAG Farm, says his fuel bill has risen by as much as $5,000 a month, and he is spending far more money on […]

Paul furious

Paul furious

Agriculture stakeholders want an investigation into the granting of a licence to an importer to bring in two containers of chicken wings, despite local farmers being more than able to meet the demand.  An infuriated chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, who described the treatment meted out to the local […]

In jeopardy?

In jeopardy?

Next year’s cane crop may be in trouble if the rain does not come soon. Management of the Barbados Farms Limited is hoping for showers of blessing after fire burnt acres of young cane at one of its fields in St Philip this afternoon. Up to nightfall, workers from Farms Limited were sprinkling water on […]

RUFFLED

RUFFLED

Poultry farmers raise fresh concern about imported chicken wings.

Rain dance

Rain dance

The intense dry season, that is causing an abnormal breakout of fires across Barbados, is wreaking even greater havoc on the agriculture sector. Produce such as sweet potatoes, beans and cristophene are now scarce, according to farmers; and they say Barbadians will soon have to pay more for their produce if the dry spell affecting […]

System launched to reduce food import bill

System launched to reduce food import bill

A Market Information System (MIS) has been launched in a bid to reduce Barbados’ multi-million dollar food import bill. The system, valued at $1 million, allows the Ministry of Agriculture to monitor food produce trends and other developments on the local market. Speaking during this morning’s launch at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Permanent Secretary in […]

Predial larceny on large scale

Predial larceny on large scale

Crop stealing in Barbados is big business, and equally big persons in our society are either doing it or encouraging others to illegally take what farmers sowed.  That’s the conclusion of veteran farmer and agro-processor David Armstrong, who thinks that the size of crops being repeatedly stolen in Barbados with no one being caught or […]