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Impromptu Meeting at NFA Warehouse in Tarlac (September 14, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 14 September 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures farmers nationwide that the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the National Food Authority (NFA), will intensify its palay procurement and will even take the “extra mile” by picking up their produce right at their respective barangays, during an impromptu meeting with farmer-leaders, who are selling their palay at the NFA warehouse in Tarlac City on September 14, 2020.

 

The warehouses at NFA Tarlac has a total capacity of 550,000 bags of 50 kg each, according to NFA Tarlac Provincial Manager Meann Cenon.

 

To optimize the agency’s palay procurement fund, Secretary Dar has instructed the NFA to immediately mill the palay then sell it to LGUs or DSWD, and subsequently roll-over the amount and to buy more from farmers, thus creating a multiplier effect.

 

During the visit to NFA Tarlac provincial office, Secretary Dar was joined by DA Region 3 Director Crispulo Bautista. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)