SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office-1 has distributed farm machines and equipment totaling P14.174 million to various farmers in Pangasinan.
Doris Joy Garcia, Regional Technical Director for Operations, said the program is in line with its vision of improving farm productivity while reducing the cost of production through the use of new farming machines and equipment.
The turnover was held at the Pangasinan Research and Experiment Center (PREC) in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the presence of Pangasinan Rep. Rachel Arenas, represented by Jessica Guico.
Garcia said the Rice Banner Program received P9,970,405.60 in assistance, followed by the High Value Crops Program with P3,025,320, and the Corn Program with P599,198.00.
The Livestock Program received 10 egg incubators totaling P579,750. These were given to eight farmer-cooperatives and associations and the Provincial Veterinary Office.
The machines and equipment were among the remaining units from last year’s purchase. This is the last distribution activity for this year.