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.

“We have instructed NFA offices nationwide, through Administrator Judy Dansal, to offer transport services for farmers who cannot deliver their produce to the agency’s warehouses, and likewise avail of its drying facilities,” said Secretary Dar, who concurrently chairs the NFA Council.