Tarlac farmers receive needed aid

FSS – Farmers – Philrice

PURA, TARLAC — The Department of Agriculture in Central Luzon has distributed fertilizer vouchers to Tarlac farmers on 17 January at the LGU Event Center here as part of the agency’s Rice Banner Program.

According to a guide by the agency, the beneficiaries are farmers who planted rise during the 2022 Wet Season sent by the local government and received rice seedlings from the DA Central Luzon.

The beneficiaries are registered under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture.

Rice Banner Program official Billy Roy Aquino also said that the agency has been working hard in distributing fertilizer vouchers in every locality in the province to ensure that the beneficiary farmers receive theirs.

He added that the agency started releasing these fertilizer vouchers last Wet Season 2022 month of July, citing that the last day of claiming is on 31 January 2023.

The vouchers can be used to buy fertilizers from partner accredited fertilizer merchants near their areas.

Meantime, Pura Municipal Agriculturist Leo Transfiguracion said that the vouchers will lessen the burden to small farmers who need to buy fertilizers for their farmlands, adding that the government will continue to provide services to the farmers in developing their farmlands.

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