The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) through the Corn Banner Program, in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Laoag and the Syngenta-Philippines, a private corn seed company successfully conducted the 50-hectare Corn Model Farm Field Day at Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on March 13, 2020.
To assist hog raisers affected with African swine fever, DA RFO I released a total of P1,310,000 indemnification fund to 39 affected backyard hog raisers in Pangasinan on March 11, 2020.
Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar in his message enthused this, referring to the outcomes of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) during its First Year Anniversary celebration at the Urdaneta City Cultural Sports Center in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan on March 5, 2020 with around 2,500 farmers and various agri-fishery stakeholders in attendance.
Department of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing of the Ilocos Norte Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Program (INAFES) and the distribution of Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) cash cards to farmers on February 28, 2020 at the Centennial Area, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Conduct of the 2020 1st Quarter DA National Management Committee Meeting hosted by Ilocos Region being held at Fort Ilocandia Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.