In Only 8 Months, He Got Back The Cost Of His Brand New Branson Tractor

Mark Mercado who manages a diversified farm (rice, veggies and livestock) in Iba, Zambales is extremely happy these days. Why? He said that in just eight months, he has already recovered the more than P800,000 that he paid for his brand new 40-hp Branson tractor from the Korea Agricultural Machinery […]


WOULD YOU believe that in this day and age, this 15-year-old Mark Laurence Mercado would rather drive a tractor and do some rotavating rather than tinkering with gadgets as most people his age do? Well, he is different. That is why his father, Mark Mercado of Heavenly Farm in Zambales, […]

GEUKDONG-PH SEEDS: Now Available At Sarian Farm

  Newly harvested Geukdong-PH seeds are now available at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. This is a very palatable forage crop for livestock like cattle, carabao, goat and others. Because the seeds are newly harvested, they should be immersed for 5 minutes in boiling waters before planting. The seeds […]

MARK MERCADO: Sweet Fortune Corn Grower In Iba, Zambales

  MARK MERCADO, 36, finished an IT course and was an active member of a musical band that performed in various entertainment places. Six years ago, he gave up his musical engagements to become the manager of Heavenly Farm, a farming venture of his three uncles and an aunt based […]

MASERATI SHALLOT: Growing Well In Badoc, Ilocos Norte

OUR SPY in Ilocos Norte reports that a number of farmers in the province, especially the town of Badoc, are expecting a very good crop of their Maserati shallot (Lasona in Ilocos) which they hope to harvest by the last week of February. Maserati is a hybrid that was introduced […]

Landed Couple Were Once Landless

Fernando Fuentes and his wife Josephine of Brgy. Malapag in Carmen, Cotabato, were landless when they got married in 1994. But when we interviewed them in June 2012, they were planting corn on 24 hectares that they owned and many more that had been mortgaged to them. They were planting […]

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