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DA GIVES P186-M TO AID SOUTH COTABATO FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar launched the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program and awarded different interventions amounting to over P186.81 million for the farmers in the province of South Cotabato. The RCEF-RFFA will benefit the province’s 13,014 rice farmers tilling two hectares and below by providing P5,000 direct cash assistance totaling P65.07 […]

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RICE FARMERS NEED CASH AID NOW – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan supported the move of the House appropriations and agriculture committees approving the Cash Assistance for Filipino Farmers bill for rice farmers tilling one hectare or less of land. “Dapat madaliin ang pagbigay ng direktang tulong pinansyal sa mga Pilipinong magsasaka na patuloy na hinahagupit ng epekto ng COVID pandemic at sa unli-rice […]

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NEGROS OCCIDENTAL FARMERS GET P1.8M INCENTIVES

The Negros Occidental provincial government has allocated a total of P1.797 million worth of quick turn-around or early planting incentives to rice farmers in three southern towns. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over P296,720 worth of checks to 177 beneficiaries of Hinigaran town, covering 148.36 hectares of rice farms. Each rice farmer received cash assistance […]

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PANGASINAN RICE FARMERS TO SUPPLY LGU PROJECTS

The Provincial Government of Pangasinan will start implementing a Palay Procurement Program where the government will purchase directly from farmers to supply provincial government institutions and projects. In a dialogue with local government units (LGUs) of Pangasinan, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said that it is the essence of the Sagip Saka Act. “Nakita na natin ito […]

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PANGILINAN TO FARMERS: JOIN WFP VENDOR ROSTER

Boosting the call of the United Nations’ food arm, Senator Kiko Pangilinan encouraged farmers and farmers cooperatives and organizations to register to be part of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) rice supplier roster in Mindanao. “We support the call of the UN World Food Programme to expand its current vendor roster of qualified rice suppliers […]

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DA GIVES DAVAO FARMERS P53M-WORTH OF MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT – DAR

To improve quality, prevent post-harvest losses, and increase the production of rice in the Davao Region, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has distributed farm machinery and equipment to various farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs). Agriculture Secretary William Dar and DA Region 11 Director Ricardo Oñate, Jr. awarded a total of P53.4M-worth of farm machines to […]

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CLOUD SEEDING OPERATIONS IN CENTRAL LUZON SET – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), will undertake cloud seeding operations in Central Luzon to stem the declining water level in Pantabangan Dam. Agriculture Secretary William Dar has given the go-signal for the DA’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) to commence cloud seeding operations to induce […]

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DA GIVES QUEZON FARMERS P36M FARM ASSISTANCE, P25M LOAN – DAR

Porfirio Caagbay, 67, of Tayabas, Quezon, used to harvest an average of 4 tons of palay (unhusked rice) without using fertilizer. This current main season, with fertilizer support from the Department of Agriculture (DA), the veteran farmer looks forward to harvesting 2 tons more, as he will apply at least four 50-kilo bags of urea […]

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ECQ-AFFECTED FARMERS CAN CLAIM CASH ASSISTANCE OVER-THE COUNTER – DAR

The beneficiaries of the Financial Subsidy to Rice Farmers (FSRF) program can claim their assistance through over-the-counter bank transactions, Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar said. In a virtual interview during the latest Laging Handa briefing, Dar said they have accelerated the distribution of financial assistance to rice farmers amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine […]

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DA TO DISTRIBUTE P5,000 CASH AID TO FARMERS AMID COVID-19 THREAT – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will distribute P5,000 in cash subsidies to 600,000 rice farmers to help them with their needs during the extended enhanced community quarantine. “Our rice farmers will receive it as a direct cash transfer that they can use to buy either farm inputs, food for their families or anything they need,” […]