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Low temperatures wreck wax apple harvest in South Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s wax apple harvest in Pingtung County is turning into a disaster due to recent low temperatures, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 12). While residents of nor...

Taiwan farmers find new way to eliminate destructive pest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday (Nov. 26) that Taiwanese farmers have figured out an effective way to get rid of white spotted longhorn beetles without pest...

Legislation to ban the smuggling of genetic materials is late, but better than never

Japan's agriculture ministry is proposing a new law to prohibit the export of genetic material from the country's Wagyu cattle to retain its competitive edge in the international meat trade. I...

Taiwan's winter fruit makes inroads in Hong Kong market

Hong Kong, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan launched a promotional campaign to sell winter-harvested fruit such as jujube, guava, wax apples, oranges, pineapples, papaya, grapes, atemoya and honey apples in Hong ...

Agricultural losses from typhoon Meranti over NT$850 million

Taiwan’s agricultural losses from typhoon Meranti, which battered southern Taiwan last week, have reached over NT$850 million, according to the latest estimates by Council of Agriculture (COA) under t...

At least NT$685 million in agricultural losses from Meranti

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan suffered at least NT$685 million (US$21.61 million) in agricultural losses from Typhoon Meranti, which battered southern Taiwan earlier this week, according to the late...

Agriculture, fisheries losses hit NT$3.32 billion from cold wave

Agricultural and fishery losses from the recent cold spell had increased to NT$3.32 billion (US$99.24 million) as of 11 a.m. Monday, with half of the losses having taken place in Tainan, southern T...

Vegetable price hike is only temporary: COA

The retail price of vegetables has gone up slightly, Council of Agriculture (COA) Secretary-General Tai Yu-yen confirmed Monday, urging consumers not to go into a buying frenzy as the hike is only tem...