Six Farmers Associations from the first district of La Union received a total of Php3,172,204 worth of Agri-machineries and equipment distributed by the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 1 on July 21, 2023, at the Ilocos Region Integrated Agricultural Research Center (ILIARC) in Sapilang, Bacnotan, La Union.

The interventions handed over with the assistance of the Field Operations Division’s three banner programs – Rice, HVCDP, and Organic Agriculture – include a four-wheel drive tractor, hand tractor, tractor, pump and engine sets, plastic crates, power sprayers, floating tiller, and rice thresher.

The distribution were attended by First District of La Union representative Francisco Paolo Ortega V, Board Member Gerard Ostrea, DA-ILIARC Chief Ms. Editha Estacio, APCO for La Union Assistant Ms. Febielyn Calias, FOD Banner program staff, and farmer recipients.