Editorials

Serious New Challenge in the Agriculture Sector: High Cost of Farm Materials

The high cost of farming materials is causing great concern among our farmers, threatening their continued farming activities.

Mr. Momolu Bass, National Coordinator of Farming Union Network (FUN), recently expressed this concern to our Farm Correspondent, Judoemue Kollie. Mr. Bass noted that the price of fertilizer on the local market had risen to US$60 from US$40 per 50lb bag; while a liter of agro-chemical had escalated from US$20 to US$35.15. The cost of vegetable seeds had also increased from US$10 to US$25.

UL “Secular” Since When? Let it not be since Emmett Dennis

The Daily Observer on Wednesday received a phone call from the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Emmett Dennis. He was reacting to the newspaper’s Wednesday Editorial urging him to hold a Baccalaureate Service for this year’s graduates and refrain from breaking academia’s ancient, splendid and solemn tradition of offering graduates, most especially of the nation’s highest institution of learning, the University of Liberia, a spiritual parting couched in the Word of God.

US Historical Intervention in Liberian Agriculture: Who’s to Blame for Our Farming Failure?

Our Assistant Farm Reporter, Gloria Tamba, last week gave the public a glowing and highly promising report on yet another intervention by the United States government in Liberian agriculture.

Ever since 1951 the US government, during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has been helping Liberia to establish the Government Farm in Suacoco in the then Central Province, now Bong County.

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